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Central California band The Quiet Americans was formed in 2010 by songwriter Luke Giffen (Sleepover Disaster) and drummer Eli Reyes (Fay Wrays, Rademacher). The Quiet Americanscombine, usually, short and fast songs with bright melodies and fuzzed out guitar squall.
The six song EP "Medicine" is their first release and is out on local label Coattrack Records. The recording of Medicine was a family affair, Eli is married to Luke's sister, and Luke's little brother Ross contributed moog synth to the record. The entire record was tracked to an old Tascam 8 track reel to reel recorder. Highlights include the concise fuzzy pop of first track "Be Alone", the surreal synths and minor key melody of "Selia" and the final track, "Weird Mountain" which begins as a punk burner and ends as an extended fuzz guitar epic.
The current live lineup is:
Luke Giffen-guitar, vocals
The Quiet Americans have opened for A Place to Bury Strangers, The Fresh and Onlys, Royal Baths, and Light Pollution.