In all of our efforts to track down the best in local music, sometimes we just land upon little gems that hardly have anything to do with Miami, but we still can't help but share.
Granted, Miami Horror is not from Miami -- nowhere near it, actually, as the disco-infused electropop foursome hails from Melbourne, Australia -- but we can't help but smirk at the 305-love they're giving us with such a band name.
Well, these Miami "impostors" bring a jazzy, beach vibe that would fit in well at any South Beach club, anyway. And we're not just saying that.The video for "I Look to You" starts off with a woman with a brown bob,
her complexion glowing as she walks slowly through grass
fields and sings about what she's looking for. The song is off of their
debut album, Illumination, just released on August 20.
The video is at once psychedelic
and spiritual, but what really stands out for us is the the infusion of
French house and disco bass with underlying funk guitars and smooth
vocals by Melbourne's very own Kimbra. We just can't tell if we want to
head bob, tap our feet, sway gently by a poolside lounge, or just flat
They'll be playing live at LIV on Wednesday, September 15. Here's hoping they bring a lot of "Miami flavor" along with them.
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