Mi Ami: Hard Up

Found via XLR8R:

Mi Ami is one of my favorite bands over the last few years.  When I'd scored the opportunity to talk to singer/guitarist Daniel Martin-McCormick for an interview last year, he was very expressive and passionate about pushing whatever sounds he and the band could come up with:

“It’s mainly just to make the best music we can make and then share it with people.  I don’t want to just dick around, or be fashionable, or half-baked or whatever.  It really matters to me a lot, y’know: making music that I think is worth sharing with other people is worth making again and again every night on tour (laughs).  I would like to explore more melody, or more abstraction too, I don’t know.  There’s a lot of… a lot of things to explore, y’know?  Probably enough to fill up a lifetime.”

Bassist Jacob Long is no longer part of the band.  Now that they're a duo, Martin-McCormick and drummer Damon Palermo have taken on electronics for their upcoming EP, Dolphins. (Try doing a search on the web for "Mi Ami Dolphins," wakka wakka.)  "Hard Up" is the first single I've heard from the EP, and I have to admit, they still have a gift for groove even if they've abandoned their noise-punk persuasion.

Martin-McCormick had already been exploring electronic music with his solo side gig, Sex Worker.   Maybe this is something he'd already had in mind?

Mi Ami - Hard Up from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

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