Lo-fi in this hipster sensation sweeping the nation is as chic as ever. Most donít know, however, they can catch a hot, new (old) band called the Miamis. The Miamis, based off of brothers Tom and James Wynbrandt, who got their kicks playing with one of the earliest incarnations of Jayne County with her band Queen Elizabeth, fuse the poppy-ness of the Beach Boys with the punk(?) edge of Blondie. The album is off of a cassette copy of the demoes and live tracks from the 70's that have been painstakingly remastered for this new CD release.
The album kicks off with the tune "We Deliver," a catchy song with luscious power-pop harmonies. The perfect 70ís ballad "I Want A Girlfriend" has the potential to win over anyoneís heart, and kick ass on the charts. The album then slides into early rock and roll mode with the tune "Danciní Together." Great song after great song, the album begins to wind down the track "We Need A Bigger Navy" a history class lesson in itself! "Fight Team Fight" is another great song!
Every song on this album is great!!! The album balances on and off of the pop with an early rock and roll fusion. It has the perfect balance between over the top harmonies and tasty guitar solos. Everything here is top-notch and has the potential to brighten your day!
By the way, the Miamis just smoked the whole CBGB Festival; they played for the first time in 30 years... Check them out so we can get a tour planned for these power-poppers!
1 We Deliver
2 Cry Baby
3 I Want a Girlfriend
4 Danciní Together
5 Just Too Many People (In the World)
6 Wang It
7 Let There Be Pain
8 Open Up Your Heart
9 Another Place, Another Time
10 Since You Lost Your Legs
11 She Sure Works Hard (At Loviní Me)
12 Dada Mama
13 We Need a Bigger Navy
14 Fight Team Fight
15 We Deliver (Alternate Take)
"I tried never to miss a Miamis show. I loved the songs,and the brothers in action was always a great night out. At last we get to hear the Miamis again." Deborah Harry, Blondie
"A Miamis show was a guaranteed good time. You knew that the coolest people in New York were going to be there, clapping and singing along to all their great songs." Tommy Ramone, Ramones
"The Miamis stood out. The Wynbrandt brothers were excellent songwriters." Hilly Kristal, owner, CBGB
"The Miamis were there from the very beginning of the CBGB era, and their happy-go-lucky spirit helped make that moment special." Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith Group
"Palm trees on the Bowery!" Richard Hell, Voidoids