The American Dollar (band)

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The American Dollar
Origin Queens, New York, United States
Genres Post-rock, Ambient
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Yesh Music
Members John Emanuele - Drums/Keys
Richard Cupolo - Guitar/Keys

The American Dollar is an American post rock/ambient band, formed in 2005 in Queens, New York.[1] The band consists of drummer John Emanuele and guitarist Richard Cupolo. They have released six studio albums. Their debut self-titled effort was released in 2006.[2] A Memory Stream, the band's third full-length, was issued in 2008.[3][4] Their fourth album, entitled Atlas, was released by Yesh Music on January 1, 2010.[5][6][7][8] The band has toured America and Canada, and played shows in Russia, with plans to tour a wider swath of the world in 2012. The American Dollar's fifth full length album was released on March 24, 2012.

In August of 2011 the band brought a lawsuit against Joel and Victoria Osteen and the Lakewood Church alleging copyright infringement. The suit originally sought $3 million in damages. The case was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison and later settled on undisclosed terms.[9][10][11][12]


Studio albums[edit]


  • Ambient One (June 2009)
  • Ambient Two (June 2010)
  • Ambient Three (September 2012)
  • Music for Sleep (December 2013)

Split releases[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Live In Brooklyn (August 2010)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The American Dollar". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Album review, Trouser Press, 2006.
  3. ^ A Memory Stream review. Pop Matters, October 20, 2008.
  4. ^ A Memory Stream Review, Absolute Punk
  5. ^ Tom Butcher (February 6, 2010). "The American Dollar - Atlas". Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ Album Review, Redefine Magazine, January, 2010.
  7. ^ Album Review, Strange Glue, January 5, 2010.
  8. ^ Atlas Review, Absolute Punk.
  9. ^ [1] [Houston Chronicle]/
  10. ^ [2] [Legalzoom]
  11. ^ [3] [The Christian Post]/
  12. ^ [4] [Houston Chronicle]/

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