French Admirals are an indie rock outfit from Washington, DC. The group initially formed as a “gentleman troubadour” acoustic duo project between DC music scene vets Robert France (Rob Kuczynski) on vocals/guitars and the Admiral (Mike Lashinsky) on bass. The duo steadily built momentum with a consistent flurry of live shows and the increased songwriting of Robert France throughout 2013 and eventually caved in to the desire to expand into new sonic territory, recruiting Philly native the General (Mark Kuczynski) on drums and adding electric guitars to the mix. The power trio brings a melodic mixture of brit pop, classic alternative and jangly, atmospheric indie rock with a touch of post punk. France’s reflective lyrics paired with slightly off-kilter yet accessible arrangements, subtly familiar yet distant vocal and guitar melodies, a thumping yet nuanced rhythm section and the trio’s meticulous pop sensibilities provide hooks from multiple angles. Never fearing sonic or textural variety, songs run the gamut of bursts of pop rock and post punk to 90’s British influenced mid-tempo rockers with anthemic choruses to the occasional acoustic ballad for good measure. The band found the studio in the Winter of 2014 and are excited to release their debut album “Closer than Brothers”.
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Sat Aug 2 | all ages
| Exit Vehicles | Kelly Ann Beavers from Bells and Hunters | Pat Frank
$12 | Advance
$12 | Day of show
Kelly Ann Beavers from Bells and Hunters