What Made Milwaukee Famous is an indie pop-rock band based in Austin, Texas. The band met in 2002 through an ad placed in the alternative Austin paper The Austin Chronicle. Band members spent their entire first year getting to know one another before presenting themselves to the public. Their first album Trying to Never Catch Up was released in 2005 and was very well received. Singer Michael Kingcaid attributes much of his singing style to Jeff Buckley, and the rest of the band members boast a wide array of musical influences.