Stacy Jones – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums (1998–present)
Jamie Arentzen – lead guitar, backing vocals (1998–present)
Drew Parsons – bass guitar, backing vocals (1998–present)
Brian Nolan – drums, percussion (1998–2003, 2007–present)
Jason Sutter – drums, percussion (2003–2006)
* American Hi-Fi (2001)
* The Art of Losing (2003)
* Hearts on Parade (2005)
* Fight the Frequency (2010)
American Hi-Fi is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, which originally hailed from Boston, Massachusetts. The band consists of vocalist Stacy Jones, guitarist Jamie Arentzen, bassist Drew Parsons, and drummer Brian Nolan. Prior to the group's formation, Stacy Jones was well-known for being a drummer in the successful alternative rock bands Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo. American Hi-Fi has a close relationship with Miley Cyrus, whose band shares three quarters of the same members as American Hi-Fi. The group has a mixed musical style that includes influences from pop punk, alternative rock, pop rock, and power pop.
The group issued its eponymous debut album in 2001, which lead to their hit single "Flavor of the Weak". After successful touring, they released the live album Rock N' Roll Noodle Shop: Live from Tokyo and then the full album The Art of Losing, in 2002 and 2003 respectively. The group was dropped from their label, Island Records, and they then moved to Los Angeles to remake their production and sound. Working with veteran music producer Butch Walker, they released Hearts on Parade in 2005. The band has toured since to a widespread fan base in Japan and in the U.S.
American Hi-Fi initially formed under the name BMX Girl, and Jones changed to a name personally suggested to him by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
American Hi-Fi's released self-titled debut album through Island Records on February 27, 2001. It was an Allmusic 'Album Pick'. Critic Mario Mesquita Borges praised it and stated that "the future of rock & roll is surely guaranteed with acts such as American Hi-Fi." The album reached #81 on the The Billboard 200 list and #1 on the Heatseekers list. The band also achieved a commercial breakthrough through their debut single, "Flavor of the Weak", which ran up the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, the Billboard Hot 100, and other charts.
In February 2003, the band released their second studio album, The Art of Losing. The album featured the successful singles "The Art of Losing" and "The Breakup Song" which made the band famous. The album was produced by producer Nick Launay, who worked with such artists as Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd. and Silverchair. It is when the album failed to reach the success of the band's first album, that the band was dropped by Island Records.