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Band/Artist Name: My French Roommate
Recommended if you like: LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, Daft Punk
Story behind your band/artist name:
--We didn't really have a band name for the first couple of years playing together. I had a French roommate that was booking bands for a music festival the French embassy hosted. When we were talking about the show, our first one, and what we should call ourselves, and discussing how my roommate got us the gig, it just sounded right.
--Stephen - vocals, guitar, synths. Jake - vocals, guitar, synths, samples, and percussion. Curtis - vocals, bass, and synth. Ben - drums
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC :
--Brightwood Park. The band started out in a basement in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of DC. We've been there for the last 5 years. We moved out of the basement and into a garage tho. Progress!
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:
--Most of us are from the area. I'm from the Eastern Shore of MD. I moved to DC because when I started going to shows, all the bands I wanted to see played in DC.
--My biggest dream was to play the Black Cat and we just did that for the first time.
--Most of the dudes went to school here.
--Jake came close to becoming a professional baseball player.
--We re-recorded some of our album at the MLK library for free!
--I've served Ian Mackaye iced tea!
Anything else we should know, or you want to share:
--We're about to release our second recording in a couple of months!
Official Website URL: https://mfrdc.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook URL: https://m.facebook.com/MFR.DCband/
iTunes Link: https://itun.es/us/rU-Fgb
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0igM0nQNp2Dzxdxf8czBzA
Main Genre: Indie
Other Genres: Dance-Punk, Synthpop, Technoir, Retrowave, New Wave, Eurodisco