The American Gypsies
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The American Gypsies

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"Old Skool, New"

One typically doesn't think of bands in today's scene to be of any significant value when paralleled to the Rock 'n' Roll giants of the 1960's and '70's. When you compare Led Zeppelin, The Who, or The MC5 to the music of today's popular mainstream, well, you realize your current iTunes collection may have a bit of an unfortunate problem: it sucks! Luckily for you, the answers to your audibly distasteful predicaments have begun to sprout up all around the greater Los Angeles region, and they're blooming in a fashion long since forgotten.

My friends, today I would like to introduce you to a band of some much appreciated revivalist ideologies: The American Gypsies. They will fill in that random gap between the styles of a Classic Rock past and an Indie/Folk present with music that isn't Glam Metal or New Wave. In other words, it's pretty damn good and very delightful to the ears.

With the release of their first EP entitled "Sunshine" due later this month and a handful of shows coming up, I suggest you mosey on down to your local thrift store to pick up some new old threads in order to receive the full Gypsy experience when you give the music of these backward-thinking, forward-moving men a listen. Feel free to remove anything labeled "Emocore" from your iTunes now. There's a new gang in town - Alex Valles


"Sunshine" - EP (March 28th, 2008)

Self-titled LP (September, 2008)



In 2006, Luke Messimer and Ben Kent began to form and dismantle many musical projects. It seemed that the only people they worked with well was each other. Finally, in the later part of 2007 after a long dry spell, the two began playing music with good friends Evan Novorot and Bobby Burrison. The four clicked immediately and began to plan more and more practices. The decision was made very quickly to get a rehearsal space in order to practice as much as possible. After only 2 months of being together, the band decided it was time to get an EP out and start some shows. In early February, they contacted acquaintance Barrett Slagle of Great Glass Elevator to produce and record their EP. In just one month, the band had completed a 6 song EP and had surprised venues all over Southern California. The American Gypsies are now currently booking shows for upcoming months, as well as writing new material for a 10-song LP planned to release in early September.