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Discover The Undiscovered: Great American Cities

By Staff on January 22, 2013


Discover The Undiscovered: Great American Cities


FILTER is excited to introduce our first Discover The Undiscovered artist of 2013: Great American Cities. Great American Cities was born in 2010 when San Francisco transplants Josh Creel and Blaine Vossler joined forces – and varied influences – to create a new sound balanced precariously between pop, electronic, and rock genres. The duo joined forces with Columbian import Andres Lopez on drums and Australian bassist/programmer Ian Montgomery soon after. The mixture of different music styles and countries of origin has created a uniquely energetic and engaging live sound. The ensemble is now in the process of recording and will soon be playing a venue near you.



FILTER: Which artists do you feel have had the most Influence on your sound?

GAC: Minus The Bear, The Cure, All American Rejects, Snow Patrol, Animal Collective, New Order, Tegan & Sara, Robyn, Two Door Cinema Club.

FILTER: How did the band meet?

GAC: While searching for potential collaborators through Craigslist, lead singer Josh Creel and lead guitarist Blaine Vossler came across each other’s posts and decided to

set up a jam session to test out their musical chemistry. By the end of the 1st session, they had a song written, and an instant determination to write more. With the additional

influences of bassist Ian Montgomery, and drummer Andres Lopez, aspirations rose to new heights, and "Great American Cities" was born!

FILTER: Where did the name originate from?

GAC: The name is inspired by the book The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. The band was looking for a way to express their combined interest in

nature, and urban lifestyles. The term "Great American Cities" had an interesting irony to it.

FILTER: What are your plans for the band’s next release?

GAC: The band plans to release an EP in the first half of 2013, showcasing new material, and refined professional recordings of their most popular tunes.

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