The American Analog Set
|Genres||Indie rock, lo-fi, slowcore, post-rock|
|Years active||1995–2005, 2023-present|
Arts & Crafts
|Past members||Lisa Roschmann|
Shawn O'Keefe (touring)
Josh Wright (touring)
The American Analog Set (sometimes referred to as AmAnSet) is an Austin-based indie rock, lo-fi band. They have released seven studio albums, on the record labels Emperor Jones, Tiger Style Records, and Arts & Crafts. On October 27, 2023, they released For Forever, their first album of new material since 2005.
Formed in 1995, the group's early sound was highly influenced by krautrock and post-rock and British shoegaze bands like Cocteau Twins, often featuring long instrumental passages. Over time, their songs became shorter and more pop-influenced. The band has released seven full-length albums, four EPs, and several singles.
The group is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Kenny. Additional members include, or have included, Jesse Lee, Mark Smith, Craig McCaffrey, Tom Hoff, Lisa Roschmann, and Sean Ripple. Founding member Roschmann left the band in late 1999; Hoff and Ripple joined in early 2000 and McCaffery replaced Hoff in 2003 for the album Set Free. Hoff rejoined the current lineup in 2013.
In October 2005, rumors began spreading across the Internet that the group was on the verge of disbanding. The band quickly refuted such rumors, but added that they may not tour again due to their obligations with other projects.
2005's Set Free, was released in North America by Canadian record label Arts & Crafts.
- Andrew Kenny - guitar, vocals, organ, electric piano, synth (1995-2005, 2013-present)
- Jesse Lee - bass, tapes (1995-present, 2013-present)
- Mark Smith - drums (1995-present, 2013-present)
- Sean Ripple - vibraphone, backing vocals, guitar, drums and percussion (2000-2005, 2021-present)
- Tom Hoff - organ, electric piano, guitar, drums (2000-2003, 2013-present)
- Lisa Roschmann - organ, electric piano, flute, backing vocals (1995-1999)
- Craig McCaffrey - organ, electric piano (2003-2005)
- Shawn O'Keefe - guitar (1997-2000)
- Josh Wright - guitar (1999)
- The Fun of Watching Fireworks (1996, Emperor Jones)
- From Our Living Room to Yours (1997, Emperor Jones)
- The Golden Band (1999, Emperor Jones)
- Know by Heart (2001, Tiger Style)
- Promise of Love (2003, Tiger Style)
- Set Free (2005, Arts & Crafts)
- For Forever (2023, Hometown Fantasy)
- Bootleg Club Volume One: 1996-1999 (2014)
- Bootleg Club Volume Two: 2000-2002 (2014)
- Bootleg Club Volume Three: 2003-2005 (2014)
- Late One Sunday & The Following Morning (1997, Darla Records)
- Updates (2002, Tiger Style)
- Songs of Hurt and Healing (2005, Tylenol/Ouch!) (Split with White Magic)
- Everything Ends in Spring (2005)
- Diana Slowburner (1996, Emperor Jones)
- Magnificent Seventies (1997, Emperor Jones)
- Split with Adventures In Stereo (1997)
- The Only Living Boy Around (1999)
- New Equation (2001, Tiger Style)
- Split with The Twilight Singers, Jeff Hanson (2003, Devil in the Woods)
- Queen of Her Own Parade (2023, Numero Group)
- Where Did You Come From? (2023, Numero Group)
- Through the 1990s: Singles and Unreleased (2001, Emperor Jones)
- Hard to Find: Singles and Unreleased 2000-2005 (2009, Hometown Fantasy)
- New Voices Vol. 30 (1999)
- New Voices Vol. 49 (2002)
- Artist Sampler 2002-2003 (2003)
- Another Country (2003)
- Musikexpress 80: Sounds Now! (2003)
- Off The Wall: 10 Years of Wall of Sound (2003)
- We Love You... So Love Us Three (2004)
- Comes With A Smile #15: Gloved Hands in Squeeze (2005)
- La Revolution de Spunk (2005)
- All Tomorrow's Parties 3.1 (2005)
- Electracoustic (2006)
- Duyster.II (2006)
- Peace on Earth (2008)
- Not Given Lightly (2009)
- Morr Music 2005 (2013)
- The Best of the Bliss Out (2015)
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