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Skip the Use

Previously referred to as punk outfit Carving, French quintet Miss the Use took their name change like a catalyst for a fresh direction, opting to pursue an angular electro-rock sound that saw them hailed mainly because their homeland’s response to Bloc Party. Developing the music group in Lille in 2008, frontman Mat Bastard, guitarist Yan Stefani, bassist Jay Gimenez, keyboardist Lio Raepsaet, and drummer Manamax Catteloin 1st came to interest using the group’s 2009 self-titled debut recording. Following a Western and Canadian tour as well as the release from the 2011 EP Audio from the Darkness, they headed in to the studio room with LCD Soundsystem manufacturer Tim Goldsworthy to record their sophomore full-length, COULD BE Late, that was released to important acclaim in 2012.

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