Miles Francis "Swimmers EP"
Multi-instrumentalist Miles Francis has been one of NYC’s best kept secrets over the past few years. Able to play just about any instrument you give him, and having collaborated with everyone from Mark Ronson, Sharon Jones, Allen Toussaint, and Will Butler, and Bob Newhart (ok maybe not Bob), but now is his time to be secret no more. Swimmers, his debut EP, is a wonder. Written and recorded entirely my Miles himself, with minimal edits and redubs, this is the sound of Miles finding his sound. And what a sound it is! Left field pop rarely sounds as exiting as this. Think turn of the century alt-pop releases from Self crossed with current soul revivalist Matthew E. White and your starting to get the picture of this singular release. Check out the introspective, exceedingly modern quirk-pop of “Complex.”