Milly released their second EP, Wish Goes On, on Friday. It follows 2019’s Our First Four Songs. It’s available to stream everywhere.

Wish Goes On soundtracks the (re)birth of a band called Milly. Itis something new emerging from something old; something oldfrom something older, made new again. In 2019, Milly hit the road with labelmates and fellow fans of fuzz, Swervedriver. At the time, their lineup was rotating consistently as Brendan Dyer, Milly’s principle songwriter, searched for permanence in the form of a live band. It was on this tour that something clicked for Dyer, who recalls the feeling as nothing short of cosmic. He remembers thinking one day, simply, “This is the band,” and so it was. Spencer Light on guitar, Yarden Erez on bass, and Zach CapittiFenton on drums, with Dyer playing guitar and singing the songs.


“It’s the mid-’90s all over again with the crackling, distorted but sweet emo rock of Milly, a band that fuses the wall-of-guitar sounds of Hum and Catherine with early emo like Sunny Day Real Estate and minimalist beauty à la Belly, resulting in a warm bath of fuzzed-out indie rock that nonetheless balances the riffing with gentler moments of airy shoegaze. The band’s debut EP, Wish Goes On, only contains five tracks, but what it lacks in length and scope, it makes up for in potential.” [AV CLUB]