The French Exit

The French Exit


Our music marries dirty, smoky compositions, with atmospheric and cinematic instrumentation. The songs explore extreme dynamic shifts, intense, smoldering and wounded lyrical content, driving and hypnotic rhythms, and experimental sonic collages. If darkness calls to you, so will our songs.


The French Exit are a New York City quartet formed in 2008. Consisting of Mia Wilson (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards), Henri Harps (Guitar), Johnny Lancia (Bass), and Bryan Sargent (Drums); the French Exit marries atmospheric compositions, intense and wounded lyrics, and hypnotic rhythms. Citing the influences of PJ Harvey, Joy Division, Nina Simone, Portishead, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and Sigur Ros, the band creates it's own brand of powerful, moody experimental rock.

In their brief existence, they have already performed such noted venues as the Mercury Lounge, Maxwell's, Piano's, and Garfield Artworks in Pittsburgh, PA. They have participated in the monthly Freestyle Music Series at the Cake Shop and the Make Music New York festival at Goodbye Blue Monday. They have also performed a live in-studio show for the University of Pittsburgh radio station, 92.1 WPTS.



- "Business" EP - July 2009
- Live from 92.1 WPTS, Pittsburgh, PA - March 2009