American Wrestlers – “Amazing Grace”
Band To Watch American Wrestlers began as the home-recording project of Gary McClure, but their sophomore album Goodbye Terrible Youth makes it clear that they’re now a full band with resources behind them. Lead single “Give Up” was ambitious while not feeling overwrought, and follow-up single “Amazing Grace” follows that trend of having big hooks slightly submerged. “I wrote this song about having faith and having none. Being lonely in the bigger picture,” McClure explained to The A.V. Club, who debuted the track. “The rewards and perils of Nationalism and religion. It’s about a certain shade of America, but really it’s an aspect of humanity which gets geographically pinned down. It’s about the election and the arbitrary shards we grab from the breaking chaos to glue together an identity. It’s about choosing misery over love as a solution to death.” Listen below.
10/01 St Louis, MO @ Grove Fest
10/15 The Woodlands, TX @ In The Woods Fest
11/09 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (w/ Sunflower Bean, The Lemon Twigs)
11/11 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook (w/ Sunflower Bean, The Lemon Twigs)
12/06 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
12/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
12/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
12/09 Washington, DC @ DC9
Goodbye Terrible Youth is out 11/4 via Fat Possum. Pre-order it here.