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French Kicks

French Kicks
Formed: 1998 in New York City
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Group Members: Nick Stumpf, Josh Wise, Matthew Stinchcomb, Jamie Krents, Lawrence Stumpf, Aaron Thurston, Kush El Amin
Biography: A blend of post-punk aggression and mod melodies and harmonies, French Kicks originally featured guitarists/vocalists Matt Stinchcomb and Josh Wise, bassist Jamie Krents, and drummer/vocalist Nick Stumpf. Washington, D.C. natives Krents, Stumpf, and Stinchcomb began playing together in their early teens, ...Read full biography
One Time Bells
Released: 2002
Label: Startime International Records
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On their debut full-length One Time Bells, the French Kicks polish and expand on the endearingly messy post-punk of their previous work, opting for sculpted hooks and eclectic arrangements instead of garage ...Read full review
The Trial Of The Century
Released: 2004
Label: Startime International Records
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Just as One Time Bells distanced the French Kicks from their messy garagey/post-punky beginnings, The Trial of the Century finds them moving even farther away from loud drums and guitars. Instead, they ...Read full review
More French Kicks albums: Main Albums (4), Singles & EPs (6)