The American Analog Set

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The American Analog Set
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The band in concert
Background information
Origin Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Genres Indie rock, lo-fi, slowcore, post-rock
Years active 1995–present
Labels Emperor Jones
Tiger Style
Arts & Crafts
Website amanset.com/
Members Andrew Kenny
Gillespie
Mark Smith
Craig McCaffrey
Sean Ripple
Past members Lisa Roschmann
Tom Hoff

The American Analog Set (sometimes referred to as AmAnSet) is an Austin-based indie rock, lo-fi band. They have released six studio albums, on the record labels Emperor Jones and Tiger Style, with their latest (Set Free) on Arts & Crafts.

History[edit]

Formed in 1995, the group's early sound was highly influenced by krautrock and post-rock and British shoegazer bands like Cocteau Twins, often featuring long instrumental passages. Over time, their songs became shorter and more pop-influenced. The band has released six full-length albums, four EPs, and several vinyl singles.

The group is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Kenny. Additional members include, or have included, Lee Gillespie, Mark Smith, Craig McCaffrey, Tom Hoff, Lisa Roschmann, and Sean Ripple. Founding member Roschmann left the band in late 1999; Hoff and Ripple joined in early 2000 and McCaffery replaced Hoff in 2003.

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.[1]

Their latest album, 2005's Set Free, was released in North America by Canadian record label Arts & Crafts.

'Gone to Earth' from Know by Heart was a part of the soundtrack of the 2009 romantic film The Time Traveler's Wife.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Late One Sunday & The Following Morning (1997, Darla Records; part of Darla's Bliss Out series))
  • Updates (2002, Tiger Style) (remixes)
  • Songs Of Hurt And Healing (2005, Tylenol/Ouch!)) (Split with White Magic; 3 songs each) (promotional-only)
  • Everything Ends in Spring (2005)

Singles[edit]

  • "Diana Slowburner" (1996, Emperor Jones)
  • "Magnificent Seventies" (1997, Emperor Jones)
  • "The Only Living Boy Around" (1999)
  • "New Equation" (2001, Tiger Style)
  • 3-way split 7" (with The Twilight Singers, Jeff Hanson) (2003, Devil in the Woods) AmAnSet's song: "Hard To Find (Reprise)"

Compilation[edit]

  • Through The 1990s: Singles And Unreleased (2001, Emperor Jones)
  • Hard To Find: Singles And Unreleased 2000-2005 (2009, Hometown Fantasy)

References[edit]

  1. ^ AmAnSet Last Chance, amanset.com, contains clarity on disbandment rumors, retrieved 21 June 2008.
  2. ^ imdb.com IMDB: The Time Traveler's Wife Soundtrack.

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