THE AMER­I­CANS

I’ll Be yours

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“Rein­vent­ing Amer­i­can her­itage mu­sic,” ac­cord­ing to T Bone Bur­nett

The Amer­i­cans honed their chops in near-ob­scu­rity un­til T Bone Bur­nett and Jack White se­lected them to play on ses­sions for their Amer­i­can Epic se­ries. The four LA-based mu­si­cians draw on early rock’n’roll for their sound and songs, look­ing wicked-cool while they’re at it. The whiskey-soaked rock­ers and gritty bal­lads of their de­but LP roil with hell-bent im­me­di­acy, as front­man Pa­trick Fer­ris strad­dles pri­mal fe­roc­ity and haunted vul­ner­a­bil­ity. The Cree­dence-like gui­tar riff and four-square groove of “The Right Stuff” drive a time­less tale of des­per­a­tion and es­cape, while “Hooky” and “Long Way From Home” give Sun-era rock­a­billy a Clash-like over­haul.

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