Sunday, February 18, 2018

Upcoming Shows

We got some big tour plans that we'll be announcing soon, but until then you can catch us playing a bunch of Wisconsin and Illinois shows this Spring.

SAT FEB 24 - Oshkosh, WI (Reptile Palace)
FRI MAR 9 - Racine, WI (Evelyn's)
SAT MAR 10 - Carbondale, IL (SKI House)
SAT MAR 17 - Milwaukee, WI (Cactus Club)
FRI APR 6 - Chicago, IL (Liar's Club)
SAT APR 7 - Stevens Point, WI (PABS)
SUN APR 8 - Milwaukee, WI (Circle A)
FRI APR 20 - Milwaukee, WI (High Dive)
SAT MAY 12 - Kenosha, WI (Hattrix)
SAT JUN 2 - Milwaukee, WI (High Dive)
SAT JUN 9 - Madison, WI (The Frequency)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

What The People Are Saying About STARS IN THE NIGHT

"It's not that there's anything radically different about Indonesian Junk this time out. The Milwaukee trio continues to mix glam, power pop, and old New York punk influences in such a way that doesn't sound like any other band out there. But man oh man, Daniel James and company have absolutely knocked this record out of the park! This release was far more 'professionally' recorded than the last one. That could have been a good thing or a bad thing, but it definitely turned out to be the former. And in an entirely good way, this album really plays to Daniel's knack for writing terrific pop songs. If anyone is still questioning whether or not it's possible to create poppy punk rock that sounds genuinely tough, Stars In the Night will show you how it's done... This is up there with the top three or four albums of a really great year. " -FASTER AND LOUDER (read the whole review here)

"Bratty punk and hooks-aplenty power-pop are once again the order of the day... but there’s something winningly vulnerable and sincere in the way that they’re delivered. Standout tracks like the shout-along 'Why Did I Call You?' and the minor-key 'Turn To Stone' mix glam-rock vamping with pained tenderness, while 'I Would Never Treat You Like That'
avoids any 'nice guy' ickiness with a knowing wink and a mile-high chorus. Elsewhere, 'Nosferatu' gets snaky and sexy, 'Tonight' turns James’ guitars up to 11, and 'I’ll Run Away' blurs the line between heap-bopping and head-banging.Stars‘ closing track, 'On The Run' (so much running!), even makes room for an acoustic prelude before going full-on slow-burning ballad... Stars In The Night improves on Indonesian Junk’s self-recorded, self-titled 2016 debut in practically every way. Mike Mattner’s drums pack a sonic punch, Johnny Cyanide’s bass pops and pulls, and James’ voice and guitar (dig the solos on the title track and 'Lorelei') have never sounded better. But most important are the songs—sharp, infectious, and finely crafted. Polish or no polish, this is where Indonesian Junk excels, once again." -MILWAUKEE RECORD (read the whole review here)

"Like an early Elvis Costello track being jammed on by Geldof and his Rats whilst high on cheap speed. Indonesian Junk have the chops and the authentic style to pull off this snotty power pop with plenty of spirit with more to spare." -UBER ROCK (read the whole review here)

"Their mix of punk rock / powerpop / glam is as close to perfection as it could get, mixing the bratty vocal style of the Ramones with oodles of energy and melodic licks that wouldn’t sound out of place on either Dead Boys or Cheap Trick albums, consistently as infectious as things that your parents probably warned you about... Although the band are obviously accomplished musicians, the best thing is that they know exactly what the songs need and don’t over-garnish with unnecessary solo’s or elaborate arrangements. This is an album that sets out to hit the spot and accomplishes the task." -FEAR AND LOATHING (read the whole review here)

"Stars In The Night takes all the best things about Indonesian Junk’s first album and makes them better." -LESS BLOG MORE ROCK (read the whole review here)

"On their self-titled debut album last year, Milwaukee’s Indonesian Junk introduced themselves as th
e kind of band that probably wouldn’t take their shoes off before coming into your house. Their scuzzy rock ’n’ roll drew heavily from the antagonistic ’70s glam rock of guys like Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper. The trio’s latest single, though, hints at a bit of a beating heart behind that sneer. “Turn to Stone” is a rocker in the spirit of pre-“Runaway Train” Soul Asylum, with driving drums and chiming guitars. It’s their best track yet." - SHEPHERD EXPRESS (
read the whole review here)

"How a classic rock and roll album should sound... A classic this year. A disc to worship. A deja vu of my favorite LPs that I hope will be yours." - ROCK, THE BEST MUSIC (translated from Spanish, read the whole review here)

"You should check it out... Order this album from Rum Bar Records." -VEGLAM (read the whole review here)

"Album of the year" -MI TOCAS DISCOS DUAL (translated from spanish. read the whole review here)

"So many bands (and indeed critics) underestimate how hard it is to deliver a good quality pop song. There’s a real talent in writing songs like 'Why Did I Call You' and 'Slow Down' which, on face value, are just fun time, throwaway trash. But, these are the songs which get you singing and dancing and actually enjoying life..not a feat to be underestimated." -SOUL OF A CLOWN (read the whole review here)

"With clever references to 70's punk, powerpop, rock & roll, and glam (actually!) you're sometimes easily fooled to believe that the disc that spins on your turntable really comes from '77 or '78... If you have a taste the New York dolls / Johnny Thunders, Dead boys / Stiv Bators, Flamin 'groovies or Big Star and Stones for that matter, it's not unthinkable that you will be feeling good inside after a spin or two of Stars In The Night." -SKRANGLEFANTENE (translated from Norwegian, read the whole review here)

"The second LP from Milwaukee trio Indonesian Junk plays up the streetwise side of its protopunk/power pop cocktail. 'Turn to Stone,' 'Nosferatu' and 'I Would Never Treat You Like That' streamline the band’s sound down to its essence, with bash-it-out rhythms pushing unvarnished rock licks and Daniel James’ inelegantly wasted sneer." -BLURT MAGAZINE (read the whole review here)

Friday, October 13, 2017

New Album Available Now!

Happy Friday the 13th! Here it is. Your new favorite album! Our second LP STARS IN THE NIGHT is available now.

You can grab a copy from Bandcamp or catch us at the following places:

FRI 10/13 Milwaukee (High Dive)
SAT 10/14 Minneapolis (Eagle's Club)
FRI 10/20 Eau Claire (The Rash)
SAT 10/21 Madison (Knuckledown Saloon)
FRI 11/3 Boston (Tavern at the End of the World)
SAT 11/4 New York (The Gutter)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

New Album STARS IN THE NIGHT Available This Fall! Upcoming East Coast and Midwest dates!

Our new album Stars In The Night will be available from Rum Bar Records this October. We're REALLY excited about this thing. We thought our last album and the "Crimes" single were dope, but this thing is that times a billion.

You can pre-order LP, CD, or digital now if you like here.

There are four limited colors for the vinyl; purple (100), white (100), clear (100), and black (200).


I Would Never Treat You Like That
I'll Run Away
Why Did I Call You?
Turn To Stone
Slow Down
On The Run

You can catch us live at the following places:
Friday 8/18 Chicago, IL (Reed's Local)
Saturday 8/19 St Louis, MO (Sinkhole)
Friday 9/8 Milwaukee, WI (Frank's Power Plant)
Saturday 9/9 Dubuque, IA (The Lift)
Friday 10/13 Milwaukee, WI (High Dive)
Saturday 10/14 Minneapolis, MN (Eagle's Club)
Friday 10/20 Eau Claire, WI (The Rash)
Saturday 10/21 Madison, WI (Knuckledown Saloon)
Friday 11/3 Charlestown, MA (The Tavern At The End Of World)
Saturday 11/4 New York, NY (The Gutter)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Single "I'll Run Away"

Your new favorite summer jam has arrived. You're welcome.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Updated Tour Info

So, we had some issues with a couple dates on our tour and had to move some stuff around. Our Ottawa, ON and Salem, MA shows fell through. So, we added shows in Dunham, QC and Belmar, NJ on those dates. Additionally we added a bunch more Midwest stuff in the summer after we get home.

SAT 4/22 MILWAUKEE, WI (Club Garibaldi's - 2501 S Superior Street) w/ CHEETAH CHROME & JOHNNY BLITZ, and THE EVICTIONS
THU 5/4 LANSING, MI (The Avenue Cafe - 2021 E Michigan Ave) w/ THE HEMINGERS and THE STICKAROUNDS
(Smiling Buddha Bar - 961 College St)
SAT 5/6 DUNHAM, QC (Brassarie - 3809 Rue Principale) w/ DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS
SUN 5/7 MONTREAL, QC (L'esco - 4467A St-Denis) w/ PALE LIPS and SICK THINGS
TUE 5/9 LAKE COMO, NJ (Paul's Tavern - 1705 Main St)
WED 5/10 BROOKLYN, NY (Sunnyvale - 1031 Grand St) w/ WYLDLIFE, MAMA, and THE NUCLEARS
THU 5/11 MANHATTAN, NY (Berlin - 25 Ave A) w/ MAMA and 1-800-BAND
FRI 5/12 BALTIMORE, MD (Sidebar - 218 E Lexington St) w/ MAMA, MIKEY ERG, and JON SNODGRASS
SAT 5/13 WASHINGTON, DC (Slash Run - 201 Upshur St NW) w/ MAMA and BBQT
FRI 6/2 GREEN BAY, WI (Lyric Room - 231 N Broadway) w/ BRUISER QUEEN
7/14 WAUSAU, WI (The Pollack Inn - 1206 N 3rd St)
7/15 STEVENS POINT, WI (Pfifner Park Bandshell - 1100 Crossby Ave) @ JAM N JULY FESTIVAL
7/21 MILWAUKEE, WI (Circle A Cafe - 932 E Chambers) w/ THE STICKAROUNDS
8/18 CHICAGO, IL (Reed's Local - 3017 W Belmont)
8/19 St LOUIS, MO (Sinkhole - 7423 S Broadway)