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American Tomahawk / Press

“There are two ways to review Contradictions, Generalities, and Future Criminals. The first involves talking about Adam Halferty and his involvement across every level of the Denver music scene. The second is to look at American Tomahawk in its own regard: the method of choice for this writer. Contradictions might be what I consider an “escapist-rock” album. Halferty, while poetic, doesn’t mince words about how strange life can become and the means by which people create their own realities. In fact, several songs play through with imagery and words that could be taken as dying last words. “Sunshine People” proposes “Tell my friends and lovers anything but the truth [...] forgive me for the shit that I’ve been through.””

“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.”

“As much fun as he has touring with 3OH!3 and being a member of that act's live band, and as fond as he is of playing in Young Coyotes with Zach Tipton, American Tomahawk is Adam Halferty's baby, the place where he's able to express himself the most freely as an artist. After spending the bulk of his time on the road with 3OH!3, Halferty is ready to unveil American Tomahawk's debut, Contradictions Generalities Future Criminals, which he recorded in an old church in the foothills of Colorado Springs this past February and co-produced with the help of his pal and former Young Coyotes co-hort, Matt Wilcox (current ringleader of Night Beds), who contributed guitar and keys to the platter. ”