Monday, September 14, 2015

EP Review: 'Let's Play Two' by American Television

Title: Let's Play Two (BandCamp)
Artist: American Television (Facebook, Twitter, BandCamp, YouTube)

Hailing from Washington, DC, American Television play a ridiculously fun, '90s inspired, form of indie punk power pop. Their latest release, Let's Play Two, is a two song EP that is short, fun, catchy, and determined to stick in your head as long as humanly possible. The opening track “Optimist” is an infectious number that bemoans the disappointments of living with a happy, hopeful, and idealistic point of view. “Dead & Gone” is a defiant ode to those who bully and detract, proclaiming that their time of causing heartache and pain is over and there is a brighter tomorrow.

Let's Play Two works because the songs are outstanding and it doesn't wear out its welcome. The only downside to the EP is that it is so short but it does its job, in that it leaves you desperately wanting more. This is definitely a band to keep your eye on; I for one am excited to see what American Television does next. This record is a must for fans of the likes of The Methadones, Broadcaster, Cheap Girls, The Lemonheads, and Noise By Numbers.

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