God's America (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = God's America

Img_capt = Clockwise from top left: Lindsay Childs, Ian Deaton, and Sarah Case.
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Flagicon|USA Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genre = Post-hardcore, Art rock, Experimental rock
Years_active = 2005-2006
Label = Rob's House, Stickfigure
Associated_acts = Blame Game, Fag Static, Thy Mighty Contract (Ian Deaton) DoublePenetration969 (Lindsay Childs)
URL = MySpace|godsamerica
Band Members = Lindsay Childs Ian Deaton Sarah Case

God's America was an experimental post-hardcore Atlanta, GA.-based trio, formed in 2005, which consisted of Lindsay Childs, Ian Deaton, and Sarah Case. Garnering a cult following and playing numerous shows in the local Atlanta underground scene, God's America disbanded in the summer of 2006 before guitarist Ian Deaton moved to London.


Co-founded after guitarist Ian Deaton's departure from Blame Game with drummer Lindsay Childs in the summer of 2005. The band's name was inspired by in particular by the Alan Jackson song Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) [Citation
last = Radford | first = Chad
title = An American Band
date = 2008, August 6 | year = 2008
url = http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/an_american_band/Content?oid=20802
accessdate = 2008-03-05
] and the rise of Fundamentalist Christianity [Citation
last = Day | first = Curt
title = Christian Fundamentalism
date = August 17, 2005 | year = 2005
url = http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=8524
accessdate = 2008-03-09
] in post-9/11 America in general . Vocalist Sara Case joined before the self-released, DIY cassette that would eventually go out of print and be re-released as a CD-R on Stickfigure Records. God's America played its last show at the Drunken Unicorn on August 26, 2006.

Opening for such bands as Fatal Flying Guilloteens [Citation
last = McManus | first = Brian
title = Road Trip | newspaper = Houston Press
year = 2005 | date = November 10, 2005
url = http://www.houstonpress.com/2005-11-10/news/road-trip/1
] and touring with Deerhunter, God's America demonstrated an uncanny ability to produce cacophonously Beefheartian guitar structures without being bogged down by the constraints of turn-of-the-century post-hardcore excesses.



External links

* [http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/radio/show_41_wills.mp3 God's America?]

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