The End of America
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The End of America

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Still working on that hot first release.

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Blame it on Kerouac. From the pages of his masterpiece, On The Road, New York City based folk trio The End of America draws inspiration for both their band and their name. The novel's concept of traveling to the end of the "groaning continent" seems almost like a dare, where by those who choose to accept it will follow the road till the earth runs out and they find themselves where all artists long to be: the farthest you can go.

For The End of America, that means taking risks to do what feels right, despite the conventions. In 2010, founding members Brendon Thomas, James Downes, and Trevor Leonard recorded their debut album, Steep Bay, live in a cabin in upstate New York using only a two track, battery powered recorder. The album was applauded for its raw sound.

"This is top notch songwriting and proof that you don't need 100 knobs and studio effects to illuminate music." (thebykerack.com)

The following year they released a full length DVD titled Are You Lonely, which documented the making of Steep Bay and contains live music videos of every song from the album.

Now, The End of America present their latest effort, Shakey. In an attempt to capture the music in its most pure form, the album was recorded live to tape. The trio added a heartbeat to their arrangements, inviting Been Pitonak on bass & Jarrod Pedone on drums to the session, formerly of the band Among Criminals. With minimal rehearsal and in the fewest takes possible -- an approach inspired by Neil Young, to whom the title pays homage -- Shakey was made in 3 days and released on December 21, 2012.

See TEOA on tour throughout 2013.

The End of America has shared the stage with such artists as Beck, The Moldy Peaches, Rocky Votolato, Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Good Old War, Cassino, Teddy Thompson, Fink (UK), Hopalong, The Radiators, The Subdudes, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Promise of Redemption