About the Artist
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota United States
Website: Visit American Gothic's Website
Spawning from the vast bible-belt hell in 2004, American Gothic was born. Singer/Songwriter Phillip Vogler had been demoing new musical ideas with producer/engineer/drummer Jamie King from 2000 through 2003 with various backing musicians. It was at this time drummer John Spencer answered an ad in a local paper placed by Vogler to form a band that would play the music that had been demoed. At the suggestion of Spencer, school-buddy Jason Moss tagged along for what was to be a turning point, as Vogler and Moss would end up being the core of the band. From their first official gig in February of 2005 supporting their 5-song EP (3,000 copies sold) at Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro, North Carolina to their most recent triumphs in the Twin Cities, Minnesota (now the band’s home). American Gothic have endured the best and worst of playing in a “hell-bent on success” rock n’ roll band. There were deaths and shortcomings of many close to them that supported the band as well as numerous drummer difficulties. Ultimately, the success of the band’s musical output, support from fans, and relentless work ethic have primed the band to release their highly anticipated debut “A Hodgepodge Clusterfuck of High-Anxiety Chaos” (due out this winter). American Gothic will continue to independently thrust their aggressively charismatic music, live shows, and image upon the world until they find a vehicle suitable for complete domination.