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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

French Miami Turns Up the Tropical with 'Older'

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 2:04 PM

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Here we go with a little something to get the blood flowing: "Older," a jaunty track from the Brooklyn/S.F. trio French Miami's upcoming album Motor Skills, which drops November 16. Imagine Surfer Blood on a musical journey with King Sunny Ade and you're probably hearing this in your head already: a little indie-rock, a little Afro-pop -- but with less Simonesque sheen (and more synth) than Vampire Weekend. Hear it for reals after the jump.

"Older" throws a stuttering guitar/synth pulse under heavily-reverbed vocals. The roughly three-minute song contains only about two interchangeable parts, but a solid groove staves off the monotony. Overall, this is a pleasing introduction to the next record from French Miami -- a band whose name always makes us giggle.

MP3: French Miami -- "Older"

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