AMERICAN STEEL – state of grace
Oakland, CA based foursome American Steel came to be in 1996, releasing their first self-titled album on New Disorder Records and two subsequent albums, Rogues March and Jagged Thoughts on Lookout! Records. From the get-go the band has been no stranger to the road, touring with the likes of Hot Water Music, The Murder City Devils, The Mr. T Experience, and The Lawrence Arms. At the height of their popularity in 2002, the band played what was to be their final show at Berkeleys 924 Gilman Street. Early in 2007 the American Steel itch resurfaced, resulting in Fat Wreck debut Destroy their Future, followed by Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts in 2009. American Steel is back yet again with their first new music in nearly a decade. State of Grace is quintessential American Steelpenetrating songs, soulful choruses, and smart, constantly progressing guitar work; guided by honest lyrics that melt into irresistible hooks which refuse to leave the listeners head. The one-two punch that is State of Grace gives fans precisely what they have spent a decade yearning for * Fat Wreck.