Sep 10th - Geographer, French Miami, Miles the DJ (Popscene)
Friday, Sep 10th 9:00 pm

Tricycle Records Presents
French Miami Miles the DJ (Popscene)


In the summer of 2005, after a series of deaths in the family, Michael
Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next
several months with his guitar and a synthesizer, turning that tragedy into
the songs that would soon become the foundation for Geographer.

With the additions of cellist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher,
Geographer spent the next year cutting their teeth in the Bay Area, winning
over crowds with the heart-pounding epics that make up their debut record,
'Innocent Ghosts'.

After being selected one of three ‘Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear
Now’ by SPIN Magazine and garnering considerable word-of-mouth praise
from their energetic live shows, the band signed to San Francisco-based
label Tricycle Records, releasing a 7” single for the song ‘Kites’ in October

'Animal Shapes' follows up 'Kites', building on the synth-driven
aesthetic of the single, while flirting with darker, more esoteric
underpinnings. The record merges Geographer's aptitude for crafting
beautiful, haunting melodies with textural sounds and polyrhythmic
energy, marking an evolution of their distinct style.

With the overwhelming response to the release of ‘Kites’ and ‘Animal
Shapes’, punctuated by a dynamic and engaging live set, the band has
already begun to make an indelible mark on the ears of music fans worldwide.

Creating the perfect storm with an 80s electronica Nintendo taboo along side beautifully strung cello (Nathan Blaz), the combination akin to groups we've fallen head-over-heels before, particularly like that of diversified groups such as Paper Route, who we were lucky to catch earlier this year. The electronica / acoustic combination is thrilling in itself, but to catch Mike Deni's vocals seals the deal.

-Music Under Fire

French Miami

"San Fran psychopaths craft skull-collapsing post-punk, wiry (and Wire-y) guitars twitching over steady chugging rhythms." - Rolling Stone

"Art Rock trio, French Miami, have wowed San Francisco with their jagged guitar riffs and throbbing synths. The gritty style is irresistibly catchy and their boisterous live performances have earned them a reputation as a local favorite." - CMJ

"Their electric kool-aid post-punk is stilted by Telecasters winding up the same kind of prickly riffs that bands like Battles and Fiasco usually turn into proggy freak outs, but instead of going all aggro, French Miami end up sounding like a Guy Picciotto band that wouldn't need SPF1000 at the beach." - RCRD LBL

Miles the DJ (Popscene)