Miami Dice is an indie-psychedelic shoegaze band that utilizes vintage synth sounds, laid-back beats, and minimal vocals with a late ’70s, early ’80s vibe. The group consists of Shaun Olson (Cement Stars), Scott Weaver, and Josh Faggart.
“February’s single, “SQUEEZE” serves as a soft intro for Alan Charmer. It’s a somber mix of strings and synthesizer, all bound together by a tight, yet subtle beat and the stirring vocal stylings of Richard. That release was followed up by March’s “LOST/CONTROL” which features a far more up-tempo beat, but falls right in line behind the former single stylistically, as Richard croons about regret and the changing dynamic of relationships.
While Alan Charmer is a clear step away from Junior Astronomers in terms of genre at-large, Richard has made sure to maintain several of the elements that drew fans to his original band in the first place, and the new moniker served as a much-needed break from the new normal of early 2020.” – Delaney Clifford, CLTure