The American Analog Set

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The American Analog Set
The band in concert
The band in concert
Background information
OriginFort Worth, Texas, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, lo-fi, slowcore, post-rock
Years active1995–2006
LabelsEmperor Jones
Tiger Style
Arts & Crafts
MembersAndrew Kenny
Lee Gillespie
Mark Smith
Craig McCaffrey
Sean Ripple
Past membersLisa Roschmann
Tom Hoff

The American Analog Set (sometimes referred to as AmAnSet)[1] was an Austin-based indie rock, lo-fi band. They have released six studio albums, on the record labels Emperor Jones and Tiger Style Records, with their latest (Set Free) on Arts & Crafts.


Formed in 1995, the group's early sound was highly-influenced by krautrock and post-rock and British shoegazer bands like Cocteau Twins, often featuring long instrumental passages. Over time, their songs became shorter and more pop-influenced. The band has released six full-length albums, four EPs, and several vinyl singles.

The group is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Kenny. Additional members include, or have included, Lee Gillespie, Mark Smith, Craig McCaffrey, Tom Hoff, Lisa Roschmann, and Sean Ripple. Founding member Roschmann left the band in late 1999; Hoff and Ripple joined in early 2000 and McCaffery replaced Hoff in 2003.[2]

In October 2005, rumors began spreading across the Internet that the group was on the verge of disbanding. The band quickly refuted such rumors, but added that they may not tour again due to their obligations with other projects.[3]

Their latest album, 2005's Set Free, was released in North America by Canadian record label Arts & Crafts.

"Gone to Earth" from Know by Heart was a part of the soundtrack of the 2009 romantic film The Time Traveler's Wife.[4]




  • Late One Sunday & The Following Morning (1997, Darla Records; part of Darla's Bliss Out series))
  • Updates (2002, Tiger Style) (remixes)[8]
  • Songs Of Hurt And Healing (2005, Tylenol/Ouch!)) (Split with White Magic; 3 songs each) (promotional-only)
  • Everything Ends in Spring (2005)


  • "Diana Slowburner" (1996, Emperor Jones)
  • "Magnificent Seventies" (1997, Emperor Jones)
  • "The Only Living Boy Around" (1999)
  • "New Equation" (2001, Tiger Style)
  • 3-way split 7" (with The Twilight Singers, Jeff Hanson) (2003, Devil in the Woods) AmAnSet's song: "Hard To Find (Reprise)"


  • Through The 1990s: Singles And Unreleased (2001, Emperor Jones)[9]
  • Hard To Find: Singles And Unreleased 2000-2005 (2009, Hometown Fantasy)


  1. ^ "The American Analog Set". Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  2. ^ Minsker, Evan. "American Analog Set to Reissue Know By Heart, Share "Amish Rake Fight" Demo". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  3. ^ AmAnSet Last Chance Archived 10 January 2006 at the Wayback Machine,, contains clarity on disbandment rumors, retrieved 21 June 2008.
  4. ^ IMDB: The Time Traveler's Wife Soundtrack.
  5. ^ "American Analog Set: Know by Heart". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  6. ^ "American Analog Set: Promise of Love". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  7. ^ "American Analog Set: Set Free". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  8. ^ "American Analog Set: Updates EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  9. ^ "American Analog Set: Through the 90s: Singles and Unreleased". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2020.

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