3 childhood friends from Minnesota who started playing ska and punk music after being influenced by bands like Sublime, Goldfinger, Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, Rancid and NOFX.
Midriff often sings about corruption and the corporate media machine. The bands name, “Midriff” , is inspired from a PBS documentary called “Merchants of Cool”.
Midriff is a complete DIY band doing everything themselves including their own recording, mixing, artwork, website design, etc… Recording of the album “Merchants of Cool” began at school, where Chad and Johnnie were majoring in audio recording. The recordings were finished, mixed and mastered in their bedroom.