call me lightning is one of those bands that never quite got the hype machine going full speed in their favor. though they got signed to revelation records when the label was looking for good indie bands to sign beyond their normal roster of post hardcore, and got signed for a second album to frenchkiss, when it looked like that label was going to take over the world with the hold steady and les savy fav--call me lightning never got much attention.
perhaps it is their unorthodox mix of garage rock and dance influenced post punk, or that they're from milwaukee and not brooklyn. maybe because they are a 21 plus band and not the all ages starlets like japanther and no age that seem to get all the praise from pitchfork et al. anyway these guys are fucking great, and you should check them out any chance you get.
their two album are fun, noisy affairs that stand outside the genre box you could put them in. so when everyone stopped listening to the rapture and such gang of four related indie rock, you could still spin their albums and not feel like it was still 2004. they're fresh sounding, mixing elements of proto-punk with the late aught post punk. go check out their myspace and take a listen.
they should have an album later this year, and it will most definitely make my top 10 list.