It’s rare to find four musicians who are equally devoted to something as much as American Cream. Over the past few years, American Cream has evolved from a few friends jamming together to a group of artists with a comprehensive, unified goal. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, American Cream seeks to resurrect the classic rock and roll sound of the sixties and seventies and combine it with the unforgettable and timeless indie rock of today. With influences that go back to the onset of the experimental age of rock and roll, they make it a point to have an organic approach to songwriting by being less electronically dependent. Using relatable modern melodies and unpredictable transitions, a seemingly perfect accidental combination of sounds is created. American Cream's inspiration comes from a collaboration of the mellow vibe of Tom Petty, the excitement of The Who, the rawness of Kings of Leon and the edgy guitar instrumentation of the Arctic Monkeys.
Each of the band members brings something different to the table. Vince Pangallo, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist, serves as front man. Bassist Jake Wagner has an eclectic taste in music and makes an effort to stay on the forefront of what’s happening in today’s music scene. Lead guitarist Tyler Jones is a coordinator of sorts, always seeking perfection in the form of constant improvement. Drummer Charlie Gott, with a educational background in music, contributes his expertise through his intricate percussion and drumming style. The collaboration of these four guys is what gives American Cream an unmistakably refreshing sound.
Above all, the band believes experimentation is the core of song development. For this reason, they often engage in lengthy jam sessions to identify the direction of each song. They make it a point to write their songs playing together, not on the computer screen, and to treasure the classic texture of core rock instruments. It seems as though there is as much debate about the songs than there is rehearsing. A fresh live experience and focused songwriting are the backbone of American Cream’s style.
Locally, American Cream has played many venues in the city including House of Blues Las Vegas, Town Square, Monte Carlo Hotel, Green Valley Ranch Station, The Hard Rock Pool and the Fremont Street Experience. They've held residencies at Blue Martini and Bill's Gambling Hall on the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, American Cream has played with bands such as Imagine Dragons, Young The Giant, Foxy Shazam, Vintage Trouble and many more.
The first self-titled EP by American Cream was recorded live at Battle Born Studios and is now available everywhere from iTunes to Spotify to iHeartRadio. Following the release of the EP, American Cream plans to release more by the summer of 2013.
Vince Pangallo - Vocals, Guitar
Jake Wagner - Vocals, Bass
Charlie Gott - Vocals, Drums
Tyler Jones - Guitar
American Cream - EP (December 12, 2012)
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The music industry today is dominated by horrible songwriting, simple, repetitive beats and lyrics, ...The music industry today is dominated by horrible songwriting, simple, repetitive beats and lyrics, performed by generic, replaceable pretties. The studios run by major labels, eliminates the human element to pump out what they consider 'perfect', when its anything but. Alas, in this fine nation and here in the volley of sin, there are pockets of talented, real musicians who still pour their heart and souls into actual creative art. American Cream is one such band, one who inhaled the passion and quality of the classic rock N roll generation, exhaling with a blend of modern indie and a hint of southern for a chaser. The Vegas based four-some takes lime to develop its music, its art, uniquely allowing songs to grow into their own through long, almost daily, practice sessions.
American Cream is lead by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Vince Pangallo, Tyler Jones on lead guitar, Jake Wagner on bass and backing vocals and Charlie Gott on drums and also backing vocal duties. What started out as just some friends jammin, is now a full fledged, creatively tenacious rock n roll band, ready to fake that next step in an every changing industry. Already playing at some of the best live music venues in Vegas playing mostly covers (which was a large part of funding the recording costs) and also with well known acts playing originals, the band is looking to make its own mark with a new 5 song EP releasing before the year is out on 12/12/12 via iTunes. If you are in Vegas, they will be celebrating with a pre-release show at the Lounge inside the Palms Hotel & Casino on November 3rd. - We were able to catch up with the bassist, Jake, for a fancy exclusive interview. See link.
Neon - A trunkload of funk, pop and pleasing harmonies
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He doesn't say, "I want to love you." He says, "I want to l-UGH!-ve you." It's a moment of aff...He doesn't say, "I want to love you."
He says, "I want to l-UGH!-ve you."
It's a moment of affectation on an album full of as much.
American Cream singer-guitarist Vince Pangallo emotes freely in an elastic voice on the song in question, "Your Landslide," a starry-eyed come-on.
His band's debut EP is a radio-ready exercise in well-manicured pop rock that's polished, professional and, at times, a little unpredictable.
That changes, though, on "You Can See," a propulsive rocker with decidedly more heft and drive.
"Things weren't exactly how you'd thought they'd be," Pangallo sings on the tune to American Cream's credit.
Concert Review: American Cream
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This four-piece rock band offered a solid mix of classic rock revival and today’s indie rock. Along ...This four-piece rock band offered a solid mix of classic rock revival and today’s indie rock. Along with local bands Rusty Maples, Same Sex Mary, Play for Keeps, Coastwest Unrest and the Perks, American Cream kicked off the debut of the Life is Beautiful Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase.
Frontman-rhythm guitarist Vince Pangallo moved like Mick Jagger and sang rock n’ roll like it was a lullaby. Lead guitarist Tyler Jones made the girls wish they were the ones being strummed. Bassist Jake Wagner and drummer Charlie Gott provided a solid foundation for their music.
American Cream’s six-song set consisted of three songs off their self-titled debut EP. “You Can See” provided a psychedelic rock feel. They slowed things down a bit with “Center of Everything” and picked it back up again with “Barefoot Mistress.” With their interaction with the crowd and their visual immersion into their music, this is definitely a band to check out live.
Center of Everything
You Can See
Come on Baby
Green to White to Black to Red
Mess You Up
Hope is Gone
The 50's Song
50 cover songs in the classic and modern rock genre
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