Miami Horror Talks New "Almost Finished ... Not as 'Party' Oriented" Album

Despite being a sly sarcastic joke, the band name Miami Horror nonetheless evokes our city's essential duality -- a glitzy, neon-soaked tropical paradise on the surface, with a dark, seedy criminal underbelly, as mythologized by Miami Vice and Scarface.

"I liked the contrast of the two words -- colorful and tropical, yet dark," the group's Australian frontman Benjamin Plant tells Crossfade about his choice of moniker.

And because he's far from being a Miamian himself, it's easy to see the whole Miami Horror concept as a young Aussie's post-ironic romantic take on the flashy Miami lifestyle and its electronic soundtrack.

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