We’ve got a lot to be sorry for, but we’ve forgotten the specifics.
We live by the mountains, but we’re adrift in the Pacific
They say you’ve gotta swim with the sharks to get back to the shore
But we’ve been swimming so long we don’t think of land anymore
We’re accustomed to these dark shapes writhing underneath
And we’re learning how to sharpen our own sets of teeth

We’d prefer to let the above verse stand alone, but we were asked to explain ourselves a bit more, so we let someone else do it…

“The Amends willed themselves to life in the strange town of Boulder, Colorado in January of 2010. Hearing the first plaintive cries from their debut self-titled album prompted responses such as, 'Holy sh-t, who are these guys?' (Gas Lantern Media) The Amends' classic rock riffs, bluesy grooves, and anthemic indie-rock melodies began to coalesce into a unified sound that felt both warmly familiar and brand new.  The Amends began to grow-- stretching their legs and sharpening their teeth within the Denver indie scene throughout the early 2010s.

"The Amends self-released their second album in late 2013, which they titled What We Could Be, 'the perfect title for this album, because the possibilities are endless and the results enjoyable... an album to play again and again' (Team Hellions). The band had begun to find their place, and their function-- which Pull The Plug distilled as, 'this is an album that will make you want to dance, jump and take off your shirt." Some even took it a step further, by saying The Amends' music 'makes us feel as though we could live forever' (Words...Music...).

"In 2015, the band released an extremely long EP called Pulled From The Ruins, which accompanied a novel-length work called The Ruins of Tropicalia, written by band member Tyler Taylor. Both the book and EP were released via traditional means as well online and as a mobile app, and received a good amount of coverage and positive reviews from both the literary and music press, '...way more than a concept album. This is a hugely ambitious art enterprise,' (The Know/Denver Post)

"The band has completed two US tours and continues to play shows around their home base of Colorado."



Drew Weikart - Vocals, Lead Guitar

Tyler Taylor - Rhythm Guitar, Keys, Vocals

Chris Childress - Bass

Shay Byington - Drums



"What We Could Be" - Full-Length Studio LP - Jan. 8, 2013

"Signal" - EP - May 21, 2012

"The Amends" - Full-Length Studio LP - July 23, 2011


We have a full Electronic Press Kit, available upon request. 

We're always eager to play or talk about our music, so contact Tyler Taylor (theamendsband [at] gmail) for more details and all other inquiries.