Bands We Like: Glasgow's American Men Use Synths for Rock N' Roll
American Men = Scottish boys
Four of them, to be specific. This is what happens when a perfectly functioning rock band goes full out synthesizer. There are a lot of epic melodies and big time drum fills in American Men’s music. It sounds like the result of The Go! Team tripping out Boards of Canada style.
The members of American Men were all at one point part of the burgeoning rock scene in Glasgow. When they got together and made music that sounded more like glitch hop, Hudson Mohawke apparently went ape over their potential. The band released their debut Cool World EP last year and since then the band has… well, who the hell knows.
Though they’re consistently uploading really awesome tracks to their Soundcloud page, the band has made it nearly impossible to find information on them anywhere on the internet. Seriously, try doing a search for “American Men” and see what you come up with.
They’re one of many bands of late who have done themselves this disservice, but maybe that makes us like them even more. Hear a short jam below and see what you think.