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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: The American Analog Set.

February 25, 2009 Leave a comment

The American Analog Set.
Indie rock band from Austin, Texas.
Also known as The AmAnSet.

American Analog Set

“The group is led by singer and guitarist Andrew Kenny. Additional members include or have included Lee Gillespie, Mark Smith, Craig McCaffrey, Tom Hoff, Lisa Roschmann and Sean Ripple. Their name derives from their preference for analog rather than digital recording media. Formed in 1995, the group has released six full-length albums.
In October 2005, rumors began spreading across the internet that the group was on the verge of disbanding. The band quickly refuted such rumors, but added that they may not tour again due to their obligations with other projects.”
(last.fm)

Why more people aren’t listening to them boggles my mind. You may know Andrew Kenny from a little compilation album he made with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. On it, Gibbard covered an American Analog Set song, “Choir Vandals,” and it has since been falsely labeled as a Death Cab song. Kenny’s voice is very much like Gibbard’s in its simple and lilting intensity, but AAS has a slightly more rock feel.

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(from the album Know by Heart)
“Punk as Fuck”
“Choir Vandals”
(from the album Promise of Love)
“Hard to Find”

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