The indie-pop band, Army Navy has been making popular music for a while now. They have come out with three studio albums till now and have done everything at their own pace and on their own terms. This is how they have always been. What distinguishes them is the fact that they have never entered a rat race where only the commercial success matters. Instead they have stuck to their music and that has served them well in all these years.
It has always been tough to categorize their sound. Some people call it power pop while the band does not agree with that as according to them, they are way more diverse than that. Justin Kennedy, the founder of the band had this to say on the subject:
“It's hard to classify... It's sort of melody-driven guitar pop, with several layers on top... we don't have one particular sound, but the vocal melody is consistent in all the songs.”
They have been known to tour and who knows where they might pop up next. If you are a fan of this amazing group, then book your Army Navy tickets and watch them live in concert.
Early Life and Influences
Army Navy were inspired by the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Wilco, the Stone Roses, the Pixies and The Posies and that led them to starting their journey in the music industry.
Justin Kennedy met Ben Gibbard when he was growing up in Bremerton in Washington. That was when they were in high school. They set foot in the music industry by forming the band “Pinwheel.” Gibbard then took up another project which was Death Cab for Cutie and the group disbanded as a result.
Meanwhile, Kennedy packed his bags and left for Los Angeles and formed a new group. Louie Schultz and Benjamin Gaffin were brought onboard to complete the band’s lineup. Kennedy began to promote his material in California and that is when he caught the attention of Adam Lasus, who was a producer. Lasus liked what he saw and Army Navy entered his studio to record their first album.
Breakthrough and Recognition
Army Navy’s debut record was a self-titled one and it came out in 2008. It was released by their own label, The Fever Zone and it received quite a lot of acclaim from the critics. Pitchfork Media gave it 7.8 out of 10 while AbsolutePunk rated it 7.9 out of 10. Douglas Randall then joined Army Navy as their drummer. His arrival was important for the band to play live. They did just that by performing with the likes of Wolfmother and The Arctic Monkeys in order to promote the record.
Notable Work and Album Releases
Army Navy had begun to make a lot of noise and their sound attracted different radio stations that gave their music plenty of airtime. That helped them gain even more popularity. Their song, “Silvery Sleds” also appeared on the tracklist of the movie “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.”
Army Navy decided it was time to make their return to the studio to record their next album. Lasus continued as the producer and they came out with the album “The Last Place” on July 12, 2011. The track from the album “The Long Goodbye” featured on the movie “Beastly.” The record also received applause from the critics. It received 3 stars out of 5 from AllMusic and earned a 7.0 out of 10 rating from Pitchfork Media.
Army Navy then came out with their next, and till now their most recent album, “The Wilderness Inside” on July 15, 2014. Like the first two records, it was released through their own label, The Fever Zone. And just like the two albums before it, The Wilderness Inside also received acclaim from the critics. AllMusic gave it three and a half stars out of five while Paste Magazine gave it 8.3 out of 10.
Army Navy Ticket Prices
Army Navy make sure their fans have the time of their lives every time they perform live. If you want to see what makes their music so different, then do not miss out on the chance to see them perform live. Check out the Army Navy ticket prices here and watch the band that has been a breath of fresh air in the pop music scene.