Young American
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Young American

San Antonio, Texas, United States | SELF

San Antonio, Texas, United States | SELF
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Apr
22
Young American @ Marion Court Room

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Apr
16
Young American @ Josabi's

Helotes, TX, New York, USA

Helotes, TX, New York, USA

Mar
11
Young American @ Jack's Patio Bar & Grill

San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Who: Young American
What: Another alt/emo band that at first seems very stereotypical, but is, in fact, not at all. They don’t always stick to the typical heartbroken, depressing themes. Instead, they add in a few songs that are uplifting.
On the Web: myspace.com/weareyoungamerican
Sounds Like: Dashboard Confessional
Standout Single: “Death by Man, Hat and Love” - Deborah Singer


In terms of “emo,” Young American, the band formerly known as July, merits more comparisons to Dashboard Confessional than Rites of Spring, but this local four-piece manages to talk about their hurt feelings while keeping most of their self respect. “I’ll be coming back for you/ I just want inside your head” vocalist Jason Harari threatens the hopefully fictional Girl Who Broke His Heart in “Ready.” It’s angry and maybe grounds for a restraining order, but the guitar work is surprisingly intricate, and Harari makes a more-than-serviceable hook from “Oh, yeah, I am ready.” The lyrics on Late Nights are bitter for sure, but more mopey than violent, and unexpectedly sexually charged. This is both very good (highlight “11:11,” a mature and gorgeous track that recalls a moment of post-coital bliss through a filter of future heartbreak), and very bad (slap-
worthy putdown “Did you feel guilty wearing that white dress at your wedding?”). If it’s not a concept album — good Texas boy loses girl to the bright lights and big city — it may as well be, but Late Nights features some truly creative and catchy variations on pouty faces and kicked-puppy-dog eyes. - Jeremy Martin, San Antonio Current


The Panic Division, Young American, Westbound Departure, The Night Timers, The Cinderleaf at Scout Bar Here's a bunch of rock with alternative/indie rock leanings. Pay attention to Young American. The S.A.-based quartet, Jason Harari (vocals, guitar), James Perez (guitar), Alex Kosub (bass) and Kevin Diaz De Leon (drums), are celebrating the release of their debut CD, "Late Nights/Early Flights." The band's music runs the gamut from arena-style rock anthems to pop-rock ballads all held together by smart lyrics. - http://www.mysanantonio.com


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When you think of bands now a days what two words come to mind? Young American. Four guys from San Antonio, Texas have summed it up into one Indie Rock Band, and call it Young American.
With the release of our debut EP, Late Nights/Early Flights, in August we have begun building a future. After a little over one year as a band and most of that year in the studio we came out with an EP that we love and want to touch the ears and hearts of all.
Guitarist/Vocalist Jason Harari comes from 2 other San Antonio bands Rounding 3rd, who worked with Ralph Jezzard at Pedernales Studio, and Texas/Texas. Drummer Kevin Diaz De Leon comes from San Antonio locals, Interval, The Tale Of…, and New Holiday and also as an in studio drummer for many a band in need. Bassist and Lead Guitarist Alex Kosub and James Perez come from a young local band called My Adversary. Along the way as these guys met, they’ve managed create a new following as Young American.
We have just begun touring around Texas and neighboring states and are aiming high for the next year to come. Our EP is already in the hands of kids nationwide, now we just need to pay visit to them and their friends.
Mysanantonio.com says “Pay attention to Young American. This bands music runs the gamut from arena-style rock anthems to pop-rock ballads all held together by smart lyrics” and that’s what we will continue to strive to do as we continue making music.