California Rockers American High Release Debut Album

Written By: Yvonne Glasgow

 

Do you like music? Do you miss the sounds of the 60s and 70s, and the sounds of anti-war music, and maybe even the sounds of The Beatles? Well, I’ve got this band for you to listen to. They have a very diverse sound, like they were bred from The Beatles, Tom Petty, and maybe even Vampire Weekend. They have a vintage pop/rock sound that blends with Americana and a little bit of punk.

 

The band is American High and they just released their first album in March. The album is titled Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement, and it’s pretty darn catchy. I was able to listen to five songs from it on their SoundCloud page, and although I had a couple complaints, overall I thought it was a good album and worth a listen.

 

My favorite track is “September,” which is the most mellow song of the five I listened to. It’s described by the band as an anti-war song, but I all heard was great musicianship and spot-on vocals. I’d love to see the words to the song though. That always helps me put a song in perspective.

 

My least favorite track was “Moon.” I didn’t dislike it because it was a bad song. It simply sounded too much, instrumentally, like an R.E.M. song. In fact, after listening to this song I ended up with “Man on the Moon” stuck in my head. Coincidence?

 

Anyway, these rockers have a good, unique sound. The album is definitely worth checking out!

Listening here: https://soundcloud.com/john-johnson-831037652/sets/bones-in-the-attic-flowers-in-the-basement-1

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