American Television

Satisfying “melodic punk rock” from American Television

Sporting the “melodic punk rock” tag on Bandcamp, six year old American Television provides a satisfying mix of punk and sentimentality on their latest release, Death Defier. A mere two tracks, the release's size reflects the character of the band's songs, simple, to the point, and effective. There is emotion in the music, something that is always welcome as many amateur groups are only willing to grapple with emotions superficially. The hooks are nice, the lyrics are relatable, and the chord changes are twinged with a hint of emotion. In short, there is honesty and a decent amount of work put into the music, can't ask for much more.

-Mike Dranove

American Television's "Sorry Sara"

American Television recently released the first song off of their Sorry Sara EP, titled ‘Sorry Sara’. ‘Sorry Sara’ opens with a resonating guitar chord laying calmly below complementing fast-paced chord progressions. The lyrics figuratively scream "zero fucks given". Lead vocalist Steve Rovery is simultaneously apologizing to Sara for keeping her awake as shit hits the fan, and apologizing for the less exciting nights which presumably allows her to slip into the internal hell that a quiet night can bring. You can catch them celebrating(?) Easter on April 19th at Mackey's American Pub in Manassas. --Hannah Brady

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