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Gatsby's American Dream


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Gatsbys American Dream is a -based band. Since their founding in , they have written four albums, and one EP. They have also appeared on a few compilations with original songs and . Gatsbys American Dream gets their name from The Great Gatsby, a book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although it’s widely agreed the band is hard to classify into one subgenre, it can be said they draw influence from /, , , , and .

Gatsbys began with the disbanding of two bands called One Point Two and Good For Nothing. Bobby Darling was a guitarist for One Point Two and met up with Nic Newsham and Ryan Van Wieringen who were the lead singer and guitarist from Good For Nothing. The completion of Gatsbys didn’t come until they recruited Kirk Huffman (formerly of K Through Six) to play bass and Dustin McGhye as their drummer, to make them a five piece band.

When Kaylan Cloyd from the band Acceptance got his hands on a Gatsbys demo, he handed it off to record label Rocketstar Recordings owner Darrick Bourgeois. Shortly after this, they were signed by the local record label and worked with producer Aaron Sprinkle to record their debut album Why We Fight. Their first show after being signed drew in a crowd of 500+, which was largely due in part to the extensive promoting by Rocketstar.


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  • lipwreck

    pretty happy i finally got to see them at SXSW after they reunited

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
  • 05061985

    Band isn't doing another EP/album anymore. Bleh.

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ALe_Av

    Gatsbys American Dream redirects to this, so until it's merged what's the point of changing the album covers? it doesn't solve anything

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Petahhhh

    @Rutacos: Does that mean they can neglect using their Facebook OR Twitter? Two outlets to connect to their fans (judging by the Facebook posts) who are impatient for new material or at least an update.

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Rutacos

    @Petahhhh:A lot of them work normal jobs and are in many different side-projects beside Gatsby's,so it's not like they aren't busy.

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Petahhhh

    this is just bad connection with fans. havent heard anything from the band since february.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • NH0693

    Same problem as person below :(

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • GrannyGreen

    Damn, I've had it tagged with the apostrophe forever. It's too late.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tcejosh

    Volcano has always been my favorite.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • JustineSantos

    They need to merge both tags already.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • houston_calls

    This is the incorrect spelling. Check your tags on Gatsbys American Dream and suggest correction.

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • stefan_1986

    Haven't heard this band for about 4 years, feels good to listen again.

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • zygulpy

    There shouldn't be an apostrophe. Without an apostrophe is how the band spells it. That is the correct way.

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • grindelwaldus

    Фицджеральд не обрадовался бы, держу пари.

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Petahhhh

    wish they would keep the fans updated more often. last tweet was Jan 19th :(

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Slowbrosif

    This was my favorite band in middle school, it's fun to listen to them again.

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • conditionals

    v But there should be.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • zygulpy

    There's no apostrophe.

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
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    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • where_is_Jendos

    Great band ..

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
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