American Analog Set


Andrew Kenny

The American Analog Set was formed in Fort Worth, sometime in 1995. A bunch of dumb kids from Texas you say? Well maybe, but they made some interesting sounds and came to the attention of the fine folks at Emperor Jones/Trance Syndicate Records. The band relocated to Austin in 1996 and set to work. Over the next four years or so the AmAnSet released three albums on Emperor Jones – 1996’s The Fun of Watching Fireworks, 1997’s From Our Living Room to Yours, and 1999’s The Golden Band. The band also embarked on several U.S. tours with the likes of Mogwai, The Lapse, Death Cab For Cutie, in support of their albums. During this period the band also put out three 7 inch singles on E.J., as well as a contribution to the Darla Records Bliss Out series, “Late One Sunday and the Following Evening”. The final release for the AmAnSet on Emperor Jones was Through the 90’s, Singles, Unreleased, the disc was comprised of the three aforementioned 7 inch singles (now out of print), as well as sundry other live, unreleased, and alternate songs. The vault is officially clear! So, on to the present. In 2001 the American Analog Set proudly joined the Tiger Style family. After several years in the wilderness, and various line-up changes, the band unleashed their fourth album, Know By Heart, upon the world. Know By Heart incorporates elements of the classic AASet sound yet takes the band in new directions, relying less heavily on the farfisa and more on their trademark pop sensibilities. Know By Heart travels all over the map throughout its twelve tracks. Songs range from pure pop glory, to grooved out instrumentals, to lullabies to soothe your shattered nerves as evidence by such tracks as “Punk as Fuck” and “Desert Eagle”. The record features more vibes and electric piano than previous releases, as well as layered vocals and textured rhythms. This album is the sound of a band coming into its own.


American Analog Set Set Free

Born on the Cusp
Immaculate Heart 1
Immaculate Heart 2
Cool Kids Keep
She's Half
Play Hurt
(Theme from) Everything Ends
Sharp Briar
The Green Green Grass
First of Four
Fuck This...

American Analog Set Promise of Love

Continuous Hit Music
Hard to Find
Come Home Baby Julie, Come Home
You Own Me
Promise of Love
The Hatist
Fool Around
Modern Drummer

American Analog Set Know By Heart

Punk as Fuck
The Only One
Like Foxes Through Fences
The Postman
Choir Vandals
Gone to Earth
Million Young
Kindness of Strangers
Know by Heart
Slow Company
Aaron and Maria
We're Computerizing and We Just Don't Need You Anymore

American Analog Set The Golden Band

Weather Report
Good Friend Is Always Around
It's All About Us
A Schoolboy's Charm
The Wait
New Drifters I
New Drifters II
New Drifters III
New Drifters IV
Golden Band
I Must Soon Quit the Scene
Will the Real Danny Radnor Please Stand?

American Analog Set From Our Living Room to Yours

Magnificent Seventies
Using the Hope as a Doorstop
Blue Chaise
Where Have All the Good Boys Gone
White House
Two Way Diamond I
Two Way Diamond II
Don't Wake Me

American Analog Set The Fun of Watching Fireworks

Diana Slowburner II
On My Way
Gone to Earth
On the Run's Where I'm From
Dim Stars (The Boy in My Arms)
Trespassers in the Stereo Field
Too Tired to Shine II
It's Alright