CONCERT PREVIEW: The Americans bring their cool basement sound to High Dive

Posted September 30th, 2014 by genestout

The Americans (photo: Cody Edison)

The Americans (photo: Cody Edison)

By GENE STOUT

Formed in 2010, L.A. indie rock band The Americans have accomplished a lot in four years.

They’ve crisscrossed the country, performing with such artists as T Bone Burnett, Patti Smith and Grammy and Oscar winner Ryan Bingham on his “Junky Star” and “Tomorrowland” tours. The band’s current tour features a stop at High Dive in Seattle.

Featuring Patrick Ferris (vocals, guitar), Zac Sokolow (electric guitar, banjo), Jake Faulkner (bass) and Tim Carr (drums), the rootsy rock band recorded the song “Sweet & Low” for the 2013 ANTI- Records album, “Sons of Rogue’s Gallery,” featuring music by Keith Richards, Macy Gray, Tom Waits and Dr. John. The album was executive-produced by Johnny Depp.

The band’s music was featured in the Michael Mann-produced movie, “Texas Killing Fields,” starring Sam Worthington and Chloe Moretz. The soundtrack included two original songs by the band, “Kiss Your Eyes” and “When the Blaze Is Blue.” The group performed in February 2013 on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”

The Americans also had the honor of performing at the wedding of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, playing Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” during the newlyweds’ first dance.

The band’s new “Home Recordings” was recorded in a Los Angeles basement and features nine songs, as well as bonus tracks of new versions of “Kokomo Joe’s” and “Prison Yard Walk.”

The band performs with indie rockers Metaphoria and Basement Baby at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at High Dive in Seattle. Tickets are $6.

Read more about The Americans on their official website here.


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