American Slim’s vibe is eclectic and it’s that quality--the I-can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-it-but-I-love-it sentiment, that audiences call the band’s signature sound: bits of indie, rock, blues, and funk fused together for a mix that has evolved from performing covers to writing and performing originals. Emerging from the haze around August of 2013 and enlisting friend and local band director who was then recently discharged from the coast guard to fill out the sound, they swarmed onto the local scene with a constant slew of high energy performances.
The band performs almost every weekend in the Kansas City area and has been working very hard during the week to write and produce their very first EP of original music that is due for release in the Fall of 2015. Recent release of the ep "Westerners" is drawing midwest attention and praise, displaying a group who are paving a street to somewhere, brick by brick.
On "Earthlings" he sings about being vegan, about animal cruelty and about holding yourself accountable for your actions.
These are songs with messages designed to affect change in a time when it is so desperately necessary. S., Canada, Central America and Australia, 2016 is shaping up to be a big year of even more growth for Love and his musical family!
It’s just as teaching and healing for me as it is for anyone.” His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration.
One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
Cast from London and several cities up and down the east coast into Kansas City/Lawrence area, the 4 members of indie garage rock outfit Westerners may seem more like an accident than a form of perseverance paid off. Recent release, Westerners EP, is a 4 song, get-straight-to-the-point record that introduces the bands unique blend of garage rock and pop.
Beginning with an arbitrary move to a farmhouse in nowhere, Kansas, and an almost decade long friendship, the band's songs and interests were slowly formed over a year of pleasurable purgatory out in the wilderness. Recorded and produced at Element Recordings (kc) by Joel Nanos, the ep captures the bands intense , live energy that is displayed at every event.
On his follow up album, Love Will Find A Way, released September 1st, 2015, Love further refines his sound and message, with grand and striking arrangements and deep heartfelt emotions, he takes you on a journey which many describe as "life changing".He calls for immediate and drastic change in environmental impact on "Step Lightly", affirms his connection with fans on "I Love You, and shows a vulnerable and touching insight into his personal life on "Advaya's Song" and "No Regrets".But it’s his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans.On “Permanent Holiday” he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours.He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them.“It’s always been about the depth,” Mike Love explains, “I’ve never been into music that was shallow.