American Beauties

Genre: Folk, Indie, Rock
Hometown: Boston, MA

American Beauties is an original independent folk-rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. The music is reminiscent of the West Coast folk-rock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s and mixes both contemporary and roots influences.

Sound of Mind, their second full length record was independently released in June 2023. The record was recorded at Ice Station Zebra in Medford, MA by Grammy award winning engineer Ducky Carlisle and was co-produced by songwriter Michael Gray and Carlisle.

The record received airplay on over 80 college and community radio stations across the US and Canada and charted in the top 25 on five stations, reaching No. 1 at WVIA 89.9 FM in Pittstown, PA. The album charted for over 20 weeks on “The College Radio Charts” website, reaching No. 143 nationally as a self-release out of over 1,000 tracked major label and independent releases. The band was also featured as an On The Rise Artist in the Oct/Nov 2023 issue of Relix Magazine and their song Shining Stars was included on the issue’s CD Sampler and Playlist.

To cap off a memorable year for the band, American Beauties will be traveling to Austin, Texas to perform three Tinderbox Music Showcase events during the 2024 SXSW Music Festival.

Posted on 1/28/13