South Florida, if you boil it down, is chock full of enough surrealist bizarr-o-ness that its inherent charms prove a bit much for outsiders. The kids raised in this subtropical environment are subjected to steady if at times disharmonious doses of hip-hop, disco, punk, metal, and jazz. It's difficult to imagine that one band could assimilate all of these different strands, but Awesome New Republic manages quite nicely... More >>>