Gatsbys American Dream was an American indie rock band based in Seattle, Washington, United States. Since their founding in 2001, they have released four full-length albums and one EP. They have also appeared on several compilations with original songs and covers. The band’s self-titled fourth album, their second on Fearless Records, peaked at number 22 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and number 28 on the Top Independent Albums chart.
Although Gatsbys American Dream are often considered an indie rock band, many songs show influence from alternative rock, post-hardcore and progressive rock, making them difficult classify into a single subgenre. Their music is characterized by being relatively short, fast-paced songs containing a variety of guitar riffs and vocal melodies.
The band drew their name from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby,