Calamity the Kid


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BIOGRAPHY

Los Angeles, CA: You are 26 years old. You followed the plan. You did your best in high school and you graduated from college. You’re full of dreams, ready to “enter the world.” But somehow you’re living back at your mom’s house with the old band posters still on the walls of your room. Your mother’s nightly news, your unpaid college debt and your unpaid internship is not what America promised. Welcome home.

Enter Calamity the Kid’s “American Muscle." The video presents a powerful collage of American images alongside singer/songwriter/guitarist, Sam Doniger’s ‘voice’ (we mean that literally and figuratively), offering razor sharp couplets like, I’m sorry if I can’t unwind / Don’t tell me everything will be alright / Growing up in the rubble / Razed by American Muscle.

Along with backbone provided by bandmates, Jack Gallagher (bass) and Ben Zelico (drums), Doniger succinctly encapsulates this new skepticism. “It’s about having that little bit of meaning you worked so hard to find taken away from you - and being forced to confront the reality of America’s identity.” The video itself, directed by Nathan Rocky, proves as much of a creative response as the song itself. The video features flag-draped Doniger and powerful, even shocking, footage that portrays a dark side of America.

Los Angeles, CA: You are 26 years old. You followed the plan. You did your best in high school and you graduated from college. You’re full of dreams, ready to “enter the world.” But somehow you’re living back at your mom’s house with the old band posters still on the walls of your room. Your mother’s nightly news, your unpaid college debt and your unpaid internship is not what America promised. Welcome home.

Enter Calamity the Kid’s “American Muscle.” The video presents a powerful collage of American images alongside singer/songwriter/guitarist, Sam Doniger’s ‘voice’ (we mean that literally and figuratively), offering razor sharp couplets like, I’m sorry if I can’t unwind / Don’t tell me everything will be alright / Growing up in the rubble / Razed by American Muscle.

Along with backbone provided by bandmates, Jack Gallagher (bass) and Ben Zelico (drums), Doniger succinctly encapsulates this new skepticism. “It’s about having that little bit of meaning you worked so hard to find taken away from you – and being forced to confront the reality of America’s identity.”

The video itself, directed by Nathan Rocky, proves as much of a creative response as the song itself. The video features flag-draped Doniger and powerful, even shocking, footage that portrays a dark side of America.

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