French Style Furs is a new band that features Nathan Willet and Matt Maust of Cold War Kids as well as Nathan Warkentin of We Barbarians. Unlike these musicians’ past endeavors, guitar is used sparingly on the record to make room for bright synthesizers, horns and an abundance of backing vocals. The lyrics for these new songs were taken from the 20th century poet, Thomas Merton. French Style Furs have turned his introspective words into a rousing collection of songs on their debut album, Is Exotic Bait. The band recently stopped by Studio A to play us some of their new material and talk about the record. We'll hear that performance and conversation on this episode of FUV Live.