New American Get Funky At The House Of Machines Opening for Taleen Kali
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The next band up was quite a departure from The Groans queer punk, but the blues/jam band sonics of New American certainly did not disappoint.
New American are Alex Mendez (Drums), Jonny Strang (Guitar/ Vocals), Chris Pleasant (Lead Guitar) and Karim Bedran (Bass Guitar) and they are based out of Downey CA and these guys sure can jam. I love how they seemed to meld various musical styles into a style all their own. There’s definitely a strong blues element throughout their music, especially in the vocal melody, but it’s when they incorporate speckles of funk and other musical flavors into their compositions that their songs really reel you in. That funky opening bassline of “The Garden”? Fuggedaboutit. That had me at, “Hello.”
This band has been releasing music since 2013, but this was the first time I’d heard of them. Hopefully, I’ll keep hearing about them into the new year…”