'A fun, natural RocknRoll experience. Crazy, yet elusive, Annie Automatic makes a big splash with this debut e.p. Recommended if you like Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Mars Volta, Paramore or even Radiohead - this music is all over the map.' Written, produced and finished within the course of 3 months, after 2 years of touring with his previous band, Palmerston, frontman French takes some time to really let us in. Stepping beyond the persona of a singer and frontman, French wears the writer/guitarist/singer/producer hat(s) on this much anticipated debut recording with his new crew, ANNIE AUTOMATIC. When asked by writer Matt Miller, in the spring of 2009 (for an interview for Morbid's Top Unsigned Bands), what he wanted to do, French's reply was 'I just want to have fun and make something I love, with friends, and share it with anyone who digs it. I'd like to provide something sacred for everyone- that's all anybody really wants anyway.' With the Fighting Chances e.p., French had exactly that oppurtunity. Pooling close friends and associates accumulated over the course of the last few years, a killer team developed and contributed to this collection of highly unique, out-standing songs. David 'Ice' Berg (a previous bass player for Palmerston, and close friend of French), Mike 'Beans' Benigno (another close friend, drummer and writer), Dylan Howard (new friend and drummer for the band Unwritten Law) among others, all came together to help create a great moment in recent recorded music history. Produced by French himself, engineered by legendary Seth Waldmann and mixed by the power-house up and coming Kyle Moorman, this finished 'product' is really something you have to hear. In a time of false, over-produced and over-hyped, yet surprisingly uninteresting music, French brings us new hope with ANNIE AUTOMATIC. It's something you'll want to be the first to have, and tell your friends about; but be careful, it also might blow out your car stereo speakers. 'For us, the Fighting Chances e.p. is really something sacred; we only hope it can be for you too.' -French.