Cocky Americans

Cocky Americans

 Dallas, Texas, USA

Dynamic, dramatic, sincere, jangly, confident guitar-driven rock-n-roll.


BLARE Magazine, Toronto recently described the Cocky Americans sound as "The Black Keys slapping The Strokes."

Our Dallas-based band Cocky Americans creates sincere, very dynamic music with strong melodies. We like for our songs to really go somewhere and there is a strong push and pull in our songs that keeps the music from getting stagnant. We trust our instincts and have faith in our writing process and we feel like the results stand on their own.

We share a DIY ethic and we don't have a publicist. We rely on word of mouth to gain fans and make friends and allies one at a time and our efforts are paying off and we are picking up a lot of momentum now. Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way! We'll keep pushing forward and we're excited to see what else is around the corner. Being in a band is fun for us.

***Notable national / international acts Cocky Americans has shared the stage with: The Soft Pack, Titus Andronicus, Royal Bangs, Little Joy, The Ettes, True Widow, The Dead Trees, Dan Sartain, Obits, Jaill, Hymns, The Lovely Feathers, Bart Davenport, TV Torso, Dikes of Holland, Gringo Star, and many more. Even Whitesnake.

***Cocky Americans also performed at the 35 Conferette (formerly NX35) in Denton, Texas in 2009, 2010 (The Flaming Lips, The Walkmen, Midlake, The Black Angels, Neon Indian and more), and 2011 (Big Boi, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, !!!, Portugal. The Man, Mavis Staples, Dan Deacon, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Royal Bangs, White Denim, more).

***Cocky Americans also performed for the Canadian Music Fest March 10, 2011 in downtown Toronto, ON (Janelle Monae, J. Mascis, Good Charlotte, Esben and the Witch, Janet Jackson, Ty Segall, more)

***Music video for "Romance Tried To Kill Me" directed by The Luu Brothers was featured on Fuse TV's On Demand channel and website for the month of March 2011. The video was also featured in rotation on the Bite Network multiple times in 2010. The video also earned a Top 10 spot on the Dallas Observer Best Local Music Videos of 2010 list, alongside the likes of Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Norah Jones, and Midlake.

***Music video for "2012" released May 18, 2011:


Debut EP "Sharp Tongue" was released on June 2011. It was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas, engineered by the great Matt Pence (Centro-Matic), mixed by band member Drew Yeargan and mastered in Chicago by Carl Saff. Thus far, 3 songs appearing on this upcoming release have been showcased on KDGE 102.1 in Dallas. Multiple songs from this upcoming release have also showcased on Denton radio station KNTU 88.1 show Infrequent Exposure and several other places I can't recall at the moment.

Set List

Typical set lasts about 45 mins, but we can go longer if necessary.