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The initial lineup of American Princes began in Brooklyn in early 2002, with David Slade (vocals, guitar), Matt Quin (drums), and John Beachboard (vocals, bass). By the end of the year, the band had left New York, relocating to Little Rock, AR. The southern city’s cheap rent and central location made it an ideal base for musicians who wanted to tour nonstop - which they did, picking up guitar player and vocalist Collins Kilgore along the way.

The next two years were spent writing and releasing 2 albums (We Are the People and Little Spaces), and crisscrossing the country. The pressures of life on the road mounted, and after a whiskey-fueled punch up in a Tennessee forest, Beachboard left the band (amicably, it should be noted). Continuing in the tradition of bass players with great last names, Ryan Universe agreed to go on a few tours as a stand-in, ultimately stepping aside for Luke Hunsicker.

The beginning of 2005 marked a pivotal moment for the Princes. Glenn Dicker, head of Yep Roc, heard a copy of Little Spaces in an associate’s car stereo and got in touch with the band, ultimately offering them a deal. The album was re-released on Dicker’s label, followed by 2006’s Less and Less, produced by Al Weatherhead (Lucero, Sparklehorse, Hotel Lights) at Sound of Music in Richmond, VA.


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  • Manseeson

    Puzzlig: they're on Spotify

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Puzzlig

    Anyone please help to find their early albums!))

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Olly__o

    son of california <3 ... I'm amazed (I'm amazed I'm amazed I'm amazed) I can follow through And I know you don't want me to So I shake, when I do, all the little things hidden inside come loose And I fell apart from loving you Paint your rivers and your cities and your guns in gold Tell the stories and the secrets like they gotta be told I come back to this town, falling in on myself I have never been so alone <33333

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • zwega

    watch as they go <3

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • liamh1987

    anyone heard any news from these boys.. every news of them usually stops in 2009.. even their official website..

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Manseeson

    I'm sorry, but relative to the awesomeness of the band, the meagre number of plays on here is a flippin' disgrace.

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • NoneMoreCorey

    so good

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • meandeli

    i heart you boys.

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Olly__o

    eeee...they are so coool))))

    22 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Lachy27

    man real love and watch as they go, fucking killer tracks, such good lyrics too.

    17 Aug 2008 Reply
  • chachacha1000

    And Winnipeg, the indie rock capitol of North America. Good honest rock, we love that sheeit.

    17 Aug 2008 Reply
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    27 Jul 2008 Reply
  • UncensoredRocks

    Brand new (and completely uncensored) interview with American Princes! Watch it here!

    5 Jun 2008 Reply
  • grazzer88

    4000+ listeners and 7 comments, surely that can't be right.. randomly stumbled across a video on youtube and was stunned. blatently gonna get an album asap.

    13 Apr 2008 Reply
  • wootalexftw

    Holy ______ Batman, I like the American Princes.

    28 Mar 2008 Reply
  • ckny


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  • claya59


    11 Jan 2008 Reply
  • dreamingnstatic

    David Slade is not only a genius, but THE man, and my personal hero. this band rules so hard. I cannot believe they are not huge.

    26 Oct 2007 Reply
  • IanIsSuperRad

    You guys were awesome with Lucero in Cleveland. Hope to see you guys again soon!

    15 Apr 2007 Reply
  • sheepmonkey

    You guys rock!

    2 Dec 2006 Reply
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