Many a night I will lie in bed with my headphones on, listening to music to help me fall asleep. The other night I was listening to a collaborative woxy.com playlist on Spotify trying to relax and hopefully fall asleep. That hope of sleep was destroyed when “Multi Caliber Rifles” from French Miami started playing through my headphones. The angular guitar riffs mixed with throbbing synths, somewhat reminiscent of Fugazi, made me take notice. Why hadn’t I heard this before?
From what I can find about these guys, they formed in 2006 in San Francisco and now reside in Brooklyn, NY. They released their self-titled debut in 2009 and followed that up with an EP Motor Skills last year. According to their website they are recording a new album now. The songs included below offer a heavy dose of synth and jangly, finger-tapping guitar grooves for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.
French Miami – Motor Skills from Motor Skills (2010)
French Miami – Suge Knight from Motor Skills (2010)
French Miami – Science Fiction from S/T (2009)