American Music Club
American Music Club
Label: Merge Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


Forming in San Francisco back in 1983, Mark Eitzel, Vudi and Dan Pearson began by synthesizing their love for rock, country, blues, folk, pop and punk, into an incredibly unique and engaging musical melting pot, featuring Eitzel’s enigmatic presence, heartfelt vocals and brilliant songwriting. Songs often became an unpredictable wedding between their free-form jazz tendencies and Eitzel’s downbeat poetics, eventually landing him “Best Songwriter” accolades in Rolling Stone Critics Poll, not to mention a ‘Hot Band” pick from the same publication. The band went on to release five, much applauded, full length records on a handful of indie labels before recording their major label debut in 1993. Mercury is considered by many to be a masterpiece of modern popular music and their most focused record. Then, after incessant touring, the band settled down in the spring of 1994 to produce a set of songs that emphasized the line-up’s steadiness and a wealth of new perspective. They called it San Francisco, their seventh album, which laid claim to their critical birthright in an album full of introspective songs that twisted and turned like the ambivalent emotions that created them. Soon after, American Music Club split up, albeit amicably, in 1995. Eitzel went on to create of reservoir of much loved solo efforts, including 60 Watt Silver Lining and The Invisible Man. Danny went on to play with Clodhopper, and release his solo recordings. Tim is a busy producer at his own Closer Recording Studios in San Francisco, and Vudi fronts LA band Clovis de Foret.