EXCLUSIVE: Get your fix of Rare Americans and their infectious new video for Two Lives


Vancouver BC based alternative rock  band, Rare Americans are set to capture your attention. The alt rock band was started by brothers James and Jared Priestner.

It started by brothers James and Jared Priestner taking a trip to the Caribbean in the spring of 2017. Having never written a song together, James thought it might be a fun vacation activity to do and suggest it to Jared. Being a big-thinker, Jared said “A song? Fuck that, why don’t we write an album?” They laughed in the moment but sure enough ten days later the first 15 Rare Americans songs were born. The band is rounded out by long-time collaborator and guitarist Lubo Ivan, who grew up in the sticks of Slovakia and finally just got his Canadian PR after two long years of battling the Canadian government. On bass is Jeff Quinn.

When you take a listen, you would think the band had a long history of writing songs. They deliver music that brings to life stories enveloped in catchy tunes that are soon to be on replay on your playlist!  Today they release their infectious new video for their track Two Lives.  James comments about the track,

“Two lives is about fronting one thing and doing another, about bad habits past their best before date, and wake up calls.“

Check out the video here:

The track is off their highly anticipated full length studio album which is set to release this September.  With the release of the new video, we can’t wait to catch them live!  They will be heading out to the West Coast for shows this August including a performance at Hempfest 2019 on August 18th in Seattle, WA.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. We will see if we can bring you an interview with the band in the future.

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