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American High Revisits The Millennium In Album U.N. Article 14

25 Jan

American High epitomizes everything I ever wanted in a band growing up in California walking alongside the boardwalks of Malibu. In my dreams, I always wished that the above was true and American High teleports me to that parallel universe fantasy. U.N. Article 14 carries just the right amount of punk angst, the mystery tones of 90s music, and the beach rock vibes of the guitar and drums. Listeners will find similarities in their sound with The Mountain Goats, Wavves, and the early sounds of The Flaming Lips. The wonderful combination of those familiar bands within the genre of alternative Indie Rock add to the exemplary sound of American High. With lyrics from the song Test Pilot such as “so I’ve got to leave you, tonight away from everything and everyone’s face again”, the tone of angst is present with beautiful lyrical metaphors intertwined throughout. Overall, from start to finish American High fulfills their audience’s need for a revival of the 90s music standard that makes us all want to jump around like we are attending our first house show and start moshing around to that first beat of the drumsticks and the strums of the guitar strings.

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