Against All Odds, Milwaukee-Based Duo Listening Party Release Their New Album

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Perseverance is now and forever the heart of the narrative on Milwaukee-based folk-rock duo Listening Party. To get to where they are today, the pair of Jacob Wood and Weston Mueller faced down a pandemic, lost a band member, and heavily debated whether they’d continue to pursue a career in music altogether. Spoiler alert: they never gave up, and their latest output shines so much brighter because of that.

Listening Party’s brand new album Been a Long Time Comin’ is the product of their journey through modern-day trials and tribulation. Recorded at Axis Studios, a converted 19th-century chapel that sits atop a hill in Hartland, Wisconsin, with studio owner Vinny Millevolte, Been a Long Time Comin’ takes the group’s folk, rock, and Americana influences to new horizons, the non-traditional recording space inspiring each new song in a way Listening Party hadn’t experienced before. At the heart of the album, storytelling and melody reign supreme, while the songs seek to examine stories rooted firmly in the joys and perils of everyday life.

Fans can now stream or purchase Been a Long Time Comin’ at this link. Listening Party will take the stage tonight for a hometown show in Milwaukee. A full list of tour dates can be found below or at

Been a Long Time Comin’ Tracklist:

It Ain’t So Bad

Same Ol’ Problems

All The Way Down

Wastin’ Time

Took a Walk

Buck Moon

3 Eggs (Wisconsin Weather)


Comin’ to Your Town

Good Intentions

Bad Luck

Catch Listening Party On Tour:

Aug 25th - Milwaukee, WI - Anodyne Coffee Co.

Aug 26th - Germantown, WI - Old Germantown

Aug 27th - Elkhart Lake, WI - Tiki Bar at Elkhart Lake

Sept. 1st - Mequon, WI - Foxtown Annex

Sept 2nd - Mauston, WI - The Rock

Sept 3rd - Madison, WI - Twisted Grounds

Sept 4th - Kenosha, WI - Petrifying Springs Biergarten

Sept 9th - Menasha, WI - Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Sept 14th - Milwaukee, WI - Explorium Brewpub

Sept 15th - Franksville, WI - Franksville Beer Garden

Sept 17th - Valders, WI - Camp Sinawa

Sept 24th - Pleasant Prairie, WI - Lake Andrea Beer Garden