Boomkat Product Review:
Trans Am are a band that have never compromised. Originally from North Bethesda, Maryland, Trans Am are considered fathers of the instrumental post rock sound of the 1990s. Since then the band - Phil Manley, Sebastian Thomson and Nathan Means - has added vocals and spanned genres from metal to house to progressive rock.
"They exploited Casio keyboards for cacophonous lo-fi sounds. They played fully electronic sets when most of their contemporaries were sticking exclusively to guitars. They pioneered early millennium fad electroclash. Today, they continue to set their own course.
Trans Am’s 1995 self-titled debut arrived under a flurry of speculation. With questions about their hometown, they found themselves the new young darlings of a burgeoning scene. They were three years in and had one 7” to their credit when this debut was released. The record was recorded partly in the basement of Seb’s parents’ house and during a two day marathon session at Idful Studio with John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake)."