Damon Palermo - drums
Daniel Martin-McCormick - guitar, vocals
Jacob Long - bass
Mi Ami are from San Francisco, although Miami would be an equally appropriate location, as the sound
of Mi Ami conjures a tropical, sweaty atmosphere, one where the temperature doesn't dip below
90 degrees after midnight. Mix old friends, new friends, an unshakeable beat and a desire to turn all
of that on it's head, and the basis for Mi Ami is secured like a dub sound system in King Tubby's basement.
Comprised of two ex-members of Black Eyes, the comparisons will surely be made, and rightfully so. However,
Mi Ami happily spin the classic guitar/bass/drum lineup away from the punk house and into the dancehall, without
leaving any of those vivid memories behind. Mi Ami take that unself-conscious, DIY aesthetic and unleash it into
the sometimes sterile and plastic world of the club, throwing some This Heat and Swell Maps records in the same
bin as Alexander Robotnick and Arthur Russell. Don't let all this talk of dancing fool you, though, as Mi Ami
are happy to get dirty and strangle their amps until the distorted pulse of unraveling speaker cables quickly
replaces the drum set as percussion.
They've been burning up the West Coast since their inception, however Mi Ami have never graced a slab of wax until
their debut 12" on White Denim. Surely the start of lots to come, as Mi Ami have a large number of musical ideas and
the severe need to release them into the world. Always inventive and mesmerizing, Mi Ami will keep clothes sweaty
and joints limber long into the future.
Mi Ami on MySpace.com