American School Of Warsaw

American School Of Warsaw


American School Of Warsaw can best be described as scattershot riff-rock, with melodic pop overtones and pounding rhythms. While their influences range far and wide, they most closely represent a combination of Queens Of The Stone Age, Cave In, Silkworm, and the Foo Fighters.


The core members of American School Of Warsaw (ASOW) united in 2002 out of the cinders of several Seattle groups (Six Day Affair, Infinity Pack, Schick Shadle). Before truly moving forward as a band, they were destined to spend two summers enduring the trials and tribulations of Finding A Steady Bass Player. Along the way they found laughter, tears, neon yellow thigh-high shorts, California brushfires, and one very surprised deer. In late 2004, they brainwashed their most dedicated fan into joining, and have been progressing as a cohesive musical unit ever since.

In winter 2005-2006, ASOW recorded their first proper full-length album, with the guiding hand of legendary recording master, Jack Endino. The recording and mixing sessions were held at Soundhouse Studios in Seattle, WA. Mastering was performed by Mark Guenther at Seattle Disc Mastering, and the CD was manufactured by Disc Makers of Seattle.

Titled 'Principals Of Combustion' (POC), the self-released album showcases the diverse songwriting approach employed by ASOW. The songs vary distinctly from track to track, yet flow together seamlessly to create a complete listening experience. The experience of recording with Mr. Endino was invaluable to the members of ASOW, and they plan on recording their next album with him as well.

ASOW spent much of 2006 supporting POC around the Puget Sound area and, with the recent acquisition of a touring van, they anticipate reaching out across the Pacific coast and Rocky Mountain West to continue promotion of the album as well as newer material. ASOW is also making preparations to enter the studio again in late 2007.


2006 - Principals Of Combustion : 13 Track Full-Length Debut
2004 - 5 Song EP
2003 - 11 Track Demo

2005 - Rat City Rollergirls - Down and Derby! Vol. 1
2006 - Post-Grunge Compilation
2006 - KEXP "Music That Matters" Podcast #31

Airplay on Seattle FM stations KEXP, KISW, KFNK
Live in-studio performance on Seattle's KNDD "The End" 107.7 FM
Live in-studio interviews on KISW and KFNK

Set List

Length : 35-45 min.

General Setlist:

Gray Sky
Suicide Mailbox
Boiling Over
Surrounded By Sharks
Principals Of Combustion
A Machine
Diablo Dam
Optional : Ready To Wait