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EDITORS’ NOTES

Buzzing with the earnestness of Mumford & Sons, the pop sheen of Foster the People, and the anthemic sing-along choruses of fun. From the strutting bombast of "Believe" to the punk-pop of "Heart of Stone" to the Celtic-inflected title track, American Authors may have written the book on alt-pop crossover success in 2014.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Buzzing with the earnestness of Mumford & Sons, the pop sheen of Foster the People, and the anthemic sing-along choruses of fun. From the strutting bombast of "Believe" to the punk-pop of "Heart of Stone" to the Celtic-inflected title track, American Authors may have written the book on alt-pop crossover success in 2014.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

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Can't Wait!

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I know it's only a preorder and you can't listen to the new tracks yet, but I can already tell this is going to be amazing. I saw this band over a year ago now and it's crazy how much success they are getting now! American Authors are definetly going to take 2014 by storm. They are nice guys to have a chat with after their shows and this album is going to be played on repeat for me.

Awesome

FoCoKid

It's gonna be great. Get excited!

TROUBLE

TrentonO

So glad trouble made it to the album you guys sang it live here in Michigan and it was awesome, like all your performances! Can't wait for the release, please consider a MI date for the upcoming tour!

About American Authors

Offering up an emotional and propulsive mix of summery indie pop and meticulously crafted, commercial modern rock, Brooklyn-based American Authors fall somewhere between the arena-sized folk-rock of Mumford & Sons and the urban, heartfelt grandeur of Fun. Formed in Boston under the moniker Blue Pages, the founding lineup included Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums). Although they met while attending the Berklee College of Music, the quartet eventually dropped out and relocated to Brooklyn. American Authors inked a deal with Island Records in 2012 and released the singles "Believer" and their eventual breakthrough hit "Best Day of My Life," as well as their eponymous debut EP, the following year. Oh, What a Life, the band's first long-player, followed in early 2014. By April, "Best Day of My Life" peaked on the Billboard 200 at number 14. The spirited single "Go Big or Go Home" dropped in May 2015 in anticipation of the group's sophomore studio outing. Four more singles were released before What We Live For arrived in July 2016. The next year, American Authors issued the single "I Wanna Go Out." ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Boston, MA
FORMED
2007

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