Release Date: 07/09/2013
the Wheelers have got their feelers out for ya. Beware. They’re totally going for the grab. We know because we’ve already been sucked in. Latched onto. Dragged under. They held us down and gave us an ultimatum: release our album and we’ll release you, or drown in the impending despair that will overcome you if you never hear it. We went for the former option, and they held up their end of the deal. Sorta. They tried to let go but we kept holding on. Now we go up for air every once in a while, between seeing how long we can hold our breath, spending as much time as possible in the arms of the ones we love.
Maximum Ames Records is incredibly proud to present the masters of our fate, the Wheelers. You’re welcome.
- Limited run of 300 hand-numbered records cut at 45 RPM onto clear vinyl
- First 50 copies ordered include a one-of-a-kind photo of the band
- All copies come with a free digital version of the album.
- Ride By Fire
- Tippy Toes
- Passive Aggressive
- So Much Rain…
Based out of the lonely Midwest of America, the Wheelers are a four-piece band specializing in sonic assaults of manic alternative/garage rock.
The band is excited to share their most recent release, the self-titled full-length, “the Wheelers” on Maximum Ames Records. The album features ten blistering tracks of sincere, melodic chaos, proving to be their most exhilarating release to date.
The Wheelers’ latest is a fitting follow-up to their aggressive 2011 seven-inch records, the extended play entitled, “BUBiX” and a split with fellow Iowa band, Mumford’s. Both were released on the Blood On The Vinyl label.
2009 saw the release of the band’s second full-length album, “Milwaukee Black & Tan” on which the band worked with legendary producer KRAMER (Daniel Johnston, Low, Bongwater, Butthole Surfers, Galaxie 500, Danielson Famile, White Zombie, etcetera.)
In 2008, the band contributed a cover of the Breeders’ smash 1993 single, “Cannonball” to the American Laundromat Records release, “GIGANTIC – A Tribute to Kim Deal.”
Their 2006 debut release, “Observance of the High Ideals” presented ten powerful tracks of thick fuzz.
In a review published in Little Village: Iowa City’s News & Culture Magazine, Erik Farseth (Punk Planet, Maximumrocknroll) had this to say about the band, “At its best, indie rock has always attempted to subvert the tough guy poses of its punk and hardcore brethren, an anti-macho stance that can easily degenerate into preciousness or infantilism. Not so here. This marks the point where the deliberate naivety of the lo-fi movement finally circles back on itself. This is heavy, brutal music for tender hearted creatures.”
The band has been compared to Pavement, Pissed Jeans, the Pixies and Unwound.
In the past they have performed with Dressy Bessy, Simon Joyner, Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), Blackpool Lights, The North Atlantic, The Poison Control Center, Ed Gray, The Slats and the Miracles of God.
“It’s one part Pavement, one part Pixies, and two parts whiskey.” Pigeons & Planes
“[The track] ‘Tarantino’ packs ond serious punch. It’s catchy as hell, and a whole load of fun too. It’s actually kind of addictive in a way, which sometimes isn’t an easy thing to achieve when trying to nail a garage-rock tune.” Silver Soundz
“With the release of their self-titled latest album, The Wheelers prove that as long as pawn shops still have beat up Big Muff stompboxes and Milwaukee keeps churning out beers along the lines of Beer Thirty, real rock and roll will never be more than a few blocks away.” The Milk Carton
“[The] high points [of this album] are fairly glorious examples of what the indie genre can really do when bands climb out of their own navels along enough to fully explore their sound.” Cityview
“Didn’t think bands wanted to blister and shred any more. They do.” Bob Nastanovich, Pavement
The record comes with a download card packaged in it! You’ll use this to access your digital version. Thank you!