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American Tomahawk

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Adam Halferty has toured with 3OH!3 and played drums in a number of very recognizable bands over the years. American Tomahawk, however, Halferty's solo project, might make folks hope he never returns to the drum throne again. His latest album, Generalities, Contradictions and Future Criminals, which he recorded on his own, shows us not only his excellent production skills, but his prowess as a singer, guitarist and songwriter, as well. "Our Song Knife" opens the album on a subdued note with quietly strummed guitars before giving way to rich and layered choruses on songs like "Please" and "Sunshine People." With the fragility and yearning of Pedro the Lion's Control, Generalities swoons and bends through complex stop-and-start rhythms while Halferty seamlessly harmonizes with himself — something a drummer would be hard pressed to pull off, but something a true musician like Halferty comes close to perfecting.

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