Immediate download of 9-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Includes immediate download of 9-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Recorded live to tape with minimal takes, The End of America present "Shakey."
released 26 February 2013
The End of America is...
Brendon Thomas - Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
James Downes - Vocals, Piano, Electric Guitar
Trevor Leonard - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Bean P - Bass
Jarrod Pedone - Drums, Percussion
Blame it on Kerouac. From the pages of his masterpiece, On The Road, New York City based folk trio The End of America draws inspiration for both their band and their name. The novel's concept of traveling to the end of the "groaning continent" seems almost like a dare, where by those who choose to accept it will follow the road till the earth runs out and they find themselves where all artists long to be: the farthest you can go.
For The End of America, that means taking risks to do what feels right, despite the conventions. In 2010, founding members Brendon Thomas, James Downes, and Trevor Leonard recorded their debut album, Steep Bay, live in a cabin in upstate New York using only a two track, battery powered recorder. The trio honed a sound that many have likened to a modern Crosby, Stills, & Nash, ripe with 3 part harmony and organic musical arrangments. The following year they released a full length DVD titled Are You Lonely, which documents the making of Steep Bay and features live music videos of every song from the album.
Now, The End of America present their latest effort, Shakey. Every song was recorded live to tape within a few takes, in pursuit of the right feeling, not perfection. The trio added a heartbeat to their arrangements, inviting Brian Pitonak on bass & Jarrod Pedone on drums to the session, formerly of the band Among Criminals. With minimal rehearsal and in the fewest takes possible -- an approach inspired by Neil Young, to whom the title pays homage -- Shakey was completed in 3 days.
TEOA was recently selected by Beck Hansen as one of only three bands to perform at the premiere of his Song Reader sheet music album in LA. See their performance of his song "Please Leave a Light On When You Go" HERE, live at Sonos Studios on 2/21/13.
The End of America has shared the stage with such artists as Beck, The Moldy Peaches, Rocky Votolato, Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Good Old War, Cassino, Teddy Thompson, Fink, Kevin Devine, The Radiators, The Subdudes, Elizabeth & The Catapult.
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