The End of America is not some grand political statement. It is a band of friends, singers, and travelers. Blending three part harmony with rock and americana, the Philadelphia based trio achieves a style that resonates with fans of Ryan Adams as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young.
Since their inception in 2010, The End of America has recorded and released two EPs and a single, performed at festivals including SXSW, Savannah Stopover, Baltimore Folk Fest, and has performed with the likes of Beck, Anthony Green, Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, and Rocky Votolato.
Brendon Thomas, James Downes, and Trevor Leonard met on tour years prior. All frontmen of previous bands, they formed a trio that would highlight their unique ability to harmonize, and subsequently capture the musical moments they created in the most undressed method possible. Both of their albums Steep Bay and Shakey were recorded live within a few takes: the first in a cabin on battery power, the second in studio to 2-inch tape.
"These three cats blend their voices as effortlessly as Crosby, Stills and Nash. [Steep Bay] is a deeply organic, beautiful album. And the whole thing was written and recorded in 7 days."
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In February 2013, The End of America was invited to perform at Beck's "Song Reader" sheet music album release show in Los Angeles. Beck discovered TEOA by way of a Youtube video performing one of his new songs, and flew them out the following week. The band's performance received applause from Spin Magazine, Filter, and Hollywood Reporter. See TEOA's rendition of "Please Leave a Light On When You Go" by Beck, here.
TEOA has been in the studio most of 2015 recording their debut full length.