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-- not to mention catchy as hell. The Amends began to grow-- stretching their legs and sharpening their teeth within the Denver indie scene throughout 2011 and 2012.
On the occasion of their third birthday, The Amends self-released their second album, 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...). The band toured the Midwest and South in the summer of 2013.
In early 2014, band member and songwriter Tyler Taylor spent some time in Central America. His experiences there, as well as those of his fellow travelers, inform the text of The Ruins of Tropicalia, which will premiere in June, 2014. Upon his return to the US, the band began writing and recording songs, many of which were inspired by the events of TROT. Beginning 6/25/14, The Amends will release a new single each week to soundtrack TROT's 8-week run. These songs will be available on the TROT homepage and mobile app, as well as this site, Bandcamp, and sites like iTunes and Google Play.
Drew Weikart - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Tyler Taylor - 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