Mi Ami: STEAL YOUR FACE. 12 April 2010
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Steal Your Face, Mi Ami’s follow up to last year’s sold out ‘Cut Men’ EP is a raucous good time. What can only be described at once as: earsplitting, jagged, shrieking, nuanced, pre-verbal and chaotic is also an all around party. Mi Ami takes your standard four piece: drums, bass, guitar and vocals and transforms into something fresh and creatively powerful.
At a time when every band seems to be pilfering the world music coffers, Mi Ami stride in with their unique spin on punk and lo-fi sounds.Their live shows are raw, visceral, communal experiences. Formed in August of 2007, the San Francisco trio of Jacob Long (bass), Daniel Martin-McCormick (vocals/guitar) and Damon Palermo (drums) has already issued a handful of limited 12″ records on Lover’s Rock (their own imprint), White Denim, and Hoss (not to mention a remix they did for Telepathe on Merok) as well as their first full-length Watersports and the Echononecho single on Quarterstick/Touch & Go in early 2009.
Anyone interested in understanding what Mi Ami is about would do well to start with this album. More concise than Watersports more confident than their other pre-Thrill Jockey releases and better sounding than anything else they have done, Steal Your Face marks their arrival as a fully-formed, organically mature band.
FULL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Sun May 30 Lyon, France Grnd Zero w/Wolf Eyes
Mon May 31 Paris, France La Chaufferrie Du Moulin Rouge
Tue Jun 1 Lille, France La Peniche
Wed Jun 2 Brighton, UK Prince Albert
Thu Jun 3 London, UK Barden’s Boudoir
Fri Jun 4 Leeds, UK Nation of Shop Keepers
Sat Jun 5 Glasgow, UK Sleazys w/Divorce
Sun Jun 6 Manchester, UK The Ruby Lounge