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American Steel

Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts

Fat Wreck Chords 741

Released on July 21, 2009



Vinyl includes MP3 download card

After their triumphant return from a five year hiatus, American Steel are primed to build on their remarkable momentum and acclaim with the release of their fifth full-length, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts. From the opening note, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts reflects American Steel’s unique ability to deliver invigorating songs with an artistic approach that is lost on the majority of their peers. The album’s penetrating songs, soulful choruses, and smart, constantly progressing guitar work combine to create what is by far the band’s paramount achievement to date. Guided by honest lyrics that melt into irresistible hooks which refuse to leave the listener’s head, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts stands alone in a sea of whimsical, one-and-done offerings from countless other bands in the punk scene. It is truly one of those rare recordings that insights the longing for the cramped and carefree confines of a sweaty, jubilant house party. Paradoxically energizing and steadying, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts implores the listener to get off their ass and dance, while at the same time inviting them to contemplate the subtleties around them. American Steel fans and music fans in general will be enraptured by this instant classic.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 2 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Emergency House Party Voted #1  50%
2 Tear The Place Apart Voted #2  33%
3 Safe And Sound  0%
4 Your Ass Ain't Laughing Now Voted #3  17%
5 The Blood Gets Everywhere  0%
6 From Here To Hell  0%
7 Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts  0%
8 Lights Out  0%
9 Bergamot  0%
10 Where You Want To Be  0%
11 Finally Alone  0%
12 Meals & Entertainment  0%
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Joel from Muncie, IN 
Jan 7 2010 Rating: 5/5 Stars

definitly in my top albums of 2009. Every song sounds like an anthem. their last album and this are awesome. favorite tracks are: bergermot and emergency house party. the title track is great too. buy this and you won't be disappointed.

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Dr. Paulson from Oak Lawn, IL 
Jul 28 2009 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is a fucking beautiful record! Hard to follow-up the brilliance of Destroy Their Future, but this is still danceable gold!

Favorite tracks: "Emergency House Party" (perhaps one of the band's best songs ever recorded), "Tear The Place Apart", and "Your Ass Ain't Laughing Now".

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