In an age where quality, accessible rock is difficult to uncover, perhaps the world needs more bands like American Catapult. The band is likely to resonate with a wide demographic and cross section of music lovers—and rightly so.” - popmatters.com

Latest News from AmCat

June 3 2021 — AmCat met together in person for the first time in a year for a session, working through a number of new tunes slated for recording. Tracks for the first two songs for the Next Big Thing were recently finished, mostly remotely, titled BELIEVE WE BELONG and FIRST TIME OFFENDER. These songs are scheduled to be mixed later this summer. 

OLD SONGS EP OUT NOW

AmCat's latest EP is OLD SONGS,, now available on all streaming platforms! 

Featuring five songs: 

YOU'RE DOING IT TO ME

BUY SOME TIME

ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE YOU NOW

ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART

OLD SONGS

Indian Summer EP Now Available

AmCat's first EP for 2021, Indian Summer, is now available on all streaming platforms!

Five songs are included:

ABILENE

WARM GLOW. SUNSHINE

TIME IS NOT MY FRIEND

EVERYBODY KNOWS

INDIAN SUMMER

 

About

American Catapult

Americana / Roots rock

American Catapult resides happily on the outskirts of Americana music. Years of playing live for surprised strangers and invited guests have made AmCat’s set strong and engaging. Comfortable on larger stages, in the corner of a dive bar, and probably on your front porch.

TELEVISION/FILM: Occasional drops in commercial breaks on cable, and featured on NBC’s Friday Night Lights season 3, episode 8. Also featured in AMC’s Cinemasounds a handful of times in theaters all around the U.S..

RADIO: Lots of non-comm radio play on over 75 stations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and the world really. This has confirmed the band’s appeal to a wide range of age and taste, and languages.

TOURING: Arizona, Texas (SXSW, others), Tennessee, Washington and up and down California. Built a reputation for playing anytime, anywhere, including laundromats, rest stops and abandoned airfields.

RECORDINGS: (©Further South Recordings) Four full length CDs & four EPs. Trees of Mystery was released by Cooking Vinyl USA Records in 2007.Band.Not the Weapon, Fall 2012, is their last full length release. Look for new EP collections in 2021.

Californian alt-country band American Catapult are an act willing to do things their own way, including doing a tour without booking any dates in advance. American Catapult features four veteran musicians with impressive chops as both musicians and songwriters and an eagerness to be heard. AmCat recorded a self-distributed album in 2004, Home of the Brave, which showcased their passionate but down-to-earth roots rock, and it was followed with a 2005 EP, Excess Falling. But AmCat had trouble finding venues interested in their music in Southern California, so they set out on what they called “The Tour of the Brave,” in which the roamed the California coast for several days and stopped wherever they could find a crowd willing to hear them play, with locations ranging from a Laundromat to a highway rest stop to an airfield, with a small camera crew recording the adventure for posterity. The stunt helped boost interest in AmCat, and after initially releasing their second full-length album Trees Of Mystery themselves, they signed a deal with the respected independent label Cooking Vinyl, who reissued the set in 2007. American Catapult continues to tour, though usually with shows booked well in advance — Mark Deming, All Music Guide (Billboard.com)

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Albums

Band. Not the Weapon

American Catapult

The first full length album featuring the current band lineup. Critics enjoyed this effort that includes the gospel-ish Better Country and the rocking title track, along with Wrecking Ball.

Track listing: Sight for Sore Eyes / Behind Me / Better Country / Band Not the Weapon / Hard Life / Hope You’re Right / Wrecking Ball / Weather’s Changing / Some Things / Interstate.

Available for sale/streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. You can also request songs at Indie Air Radio online and purchase the deluxe album here: https://www.indieairradio.com/product-category/music/american-catapult/.

©2012 Further South Recordings

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All This Distance

American Catapult

The first full length follow up recording after Trees, featuring the popular tracks Be the Moment, Smoke Signals and On the Outside (Looking In).

Track listing: Motorcar / All On Me / Be the Moment / Radio Play / Behind Me / Chase Down the Wind / Second Wind / On the Outside (Looking In) / Something Left to Prove / Smoke Signals / Turbulence.

Available for sale/streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. You can also request songs at Indie Air Radio online and purchase the deluxe album here: https://www.indieairradio.com/product-category/music/american-catapult/.

©2010 Further South Recordings

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Trees of Mystery

American Catapult

The groundbreaking album from AmCat, with nearly every track played on radio at some point somewhere. Distributed through both Further South Recordings and Cooking Vinyl USA (2007).

Track listing: This Time / Trees of Mystery / Easily Distracted / Whirlwind / Crooked Straight / Goodbye / Avarice / Stingray / Find Another Way / S.O.S. / Disappointment Is.

Available for sale/streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. You can also request songs at Indie Air Radio online and purchase the deluxe album here: https://www.indieairradio.com/product-category/music/american-catapult/.

©2006 Further South Recordings

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EP Collections

Old Songs

American Catapult

The latest EP from AmCat, featuring a 2019 single, three new songs and a Neil Young cover. In AmCat’s reality they are all old songs, but new to you!

Track listing: You’re Doing It to Me / Buy Some Time / Only Love Can Save You Now / Only Love Can Break Your Heart / Old Songs.

Available for streaming and sale on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Indie Air Radio, YouTube and others. You can also request songs at Indie Air Radio online and purchase the EP here: https://www.indieairradio.com/product-category/music/american-catapult/.

©2021 Further South Recordings

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Indian Summer

American Catapult

This long awaited EP features two previously released singles as bookends with three new songs.

Track listing : Abilene / Warm Glow. Sunshine / Time is Not My Friend (new version) / Everybody Knows / Indian Summer.

Available for streaming and sale on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Indie Air Radio, YouTube and others. You can also request songs at Indie Air Radio online and purchase the EP here: https://www.indieairradio.com/product-category/music/american-catapult/.

©2021 Further South Recordings

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There Are Friends, and Then There Are Friends

American Catapult

This EP was written and recorded over a period of about a week, late summer 2014, with lingering thoughts of a recent tour around Spokane WA. The bridge in the photo was taken by James during that trip.

Track listing: My Friend the Floor / Reed Song / Time is Not My Friend / You Never Had It So.

Available for sale/streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and others. You can also request songs at Indie Air Radio online and purchase the EP here: https://www.indieairradio.com/product-category/music/american-catapult/.

©2014 Further South Recordings

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