The Americans are a band who wear their influences proudly and readily on their sleeves. The White EP references everything from Prince, Stevie Wonder and Elton John to The Beatles. (Especially The Beatles. Certainly having Sean Lennon produce and guest star, as well as giving a nod to the band with the EP's title alone comes across as some sort of hero worship). Unfortunately, The White EP comes across not as an homage to these influences, but more a second rate hipster attempt at copying these classic artists.
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