The Sacramento, California’s political powerful punk rock group American High have released a new video for their single “Cheye Calvo”, which produced by the band and recorded recorded and mixed by Joe Johnson of Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento.
The song is based on a true story, which based in Maryland 10 years ago. The band stated it clearly; “a man named Cheye Calvo returned to his suburban home in Maryland after walking one of his dogs. Inside, he found a scene of absolute horror: over a dozen armed and violent intruders had broken into his house. His mother was bound, lying face down on the kitchen floor in tears. Then, Mr. Calvo heard the terrifying screams of his wife; she, too, had been bound and forced face down on the floor. The Calvo family watched in horror as their two beloved dogs were shot and killed; one was shot in the back as he ran away. The intruders spent the next four hours systematically destroying the home. They destroyed furniture, broke cabinets, and tracked the blood of his pets throughout the entire house. When the ordeal was over the assailants simply left. They didn’t even have the common decency to apologize.
The violent intruders were not street gang members. They were not foreign military invaders. They were not ‘illegal aliens’. The intruders were police officers.
‘No knock’ search warrants are immoral, the militarization of our local police forces is frightening and unnecessary and drug prohibition laws lead to violence, death, police corruption and, worst of all, they do not work.” – American High.
I liked the music with its harmonized group vocals with the grungy powerful guitar sound. The song gives me a nice mix of rock n roll, indie with old school punk; “We’re 4 guys who love rock and roll and love songs and songwriting. We pay respect to brilliant artists that have gone before. But in our own way. Our songs are influenced by whatever bubbles up from the subconscious. We give equal weight to all ideas/hooks/harmonies, regardless of which decade they harken to.” – the band’s description towards their music.