Sunday, November 13, 2016

EP Review: 'Reaction' by American Television

Title:  Reaction (BandCamp, Google Play)
Artist:  American Television (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, BandCamp)

American Television's latest EP Reaction is five songs of '90s influenced melodic punk rock at its finest.  Following up last year's excellent Let's Play Two, American Television take things in a darker direction with songs that tackle the loneliness of being an outsider and misfit, the flaws of memory, the monotony and disappointment of daily adult life, and self destruction bringing a new found maturity and serious urgency to their music.  Sonically the band still hits that melodic punk sweet spot that is somewhere in-between The Methadones, Pegboy, and The Explosion.  What's great about Reaction is that it shows new growth and depth to American Television's already excellent music.

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