Michael Wells, Michael Wells. He's a friend of my brother (ON TOUR NOW) and a cousin or something of Joshua Wells, the drummer king of the Pacific Northwest.
From his MySpace page, Ole Mikey looks to be somewhere between the ages of 17 and 22, and looks variously like a supporting player from a Harmony Korine movie or John Mayer's skinny kid brother.
Wells's sound is pure freak power. Like Roky Erickson meets Adam Green in, well, a field in Wisconson. The songs are winningly rugged, and when the effects come in, well, it's all kinds of fun.
If you find yourself in North Fond Du Lac, Wisc. tonight, head on down to Marghael's Banquet Hall (N7688 Van Dyne Road) and see him for yourself.
mp3: "Lovefish" by Michael Wells
mp3: "I'm the One" by Michael Wells