American Hi-Fi

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Members: Stacy Jones, Jamie Arentzen, Drew Parsons, Brian Nolan

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American Hi-Fi is an American pop punk band that formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. The band consists of vocalist Stacy Jones, guitarist Jamie Arentzen, bassist Drew Parsons, and drummer Brian Nolan. Prior to the group's formation, Stacy Jones was well known for being a drummer in the successful alternative rock bands Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo. American Hi-Fi has a close relationship with Miley Cyrus, whose band shares three quarters of the same members as American Hi-Fi. The group has a mixed musical style that includes influences from pop punk, alternative rock, and power pop.

The group released its eponymous debut album in 2001, and this led to their hit single "Flavor of the Weak" and the band was awarded as the "Rising Star" from the Boston Music Awards, 2001. After a successful tour, they released the live album Rock N' Roll Noodle Shop: Live from Tokyo and then the full album The Art of Losing, in 2002 and 2003 respectively. After this, the group was dropped from their label, Island Records, and moved to Los Angeles to remake their production and sound. Working with veteran music producer Butch Walker, they released Hearts on Parade in 2005. The band then toured to a widespread fan-base in Japan and in the United States. Finally the band came back after five years of interval, releasing their fourth studio album Fight the Frequency in August 2010. The band released their fifth album Blood & Lemonade on September 9, 2014 worldwide via the independent label Rude Records.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 American Hi-Fi 3 3
2003 The Art of Losing 6
2004 Hearts on Parade 3
2010 Fight the Frequency 1
2014 Blood & Lemonade 3

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Rock 'n' Roll Noodle Shop: Live From Tokyo 1
2005 Live in Milwaukee 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Flavor of the Weak 3
2004 The Geeks Get the Girls 1
2014 Golden State Acoustic 1
The Art of Losing 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Transformers Theme from the forthcoming Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits 2 1

Demo

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Demo CD 1

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