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AMERICAN TELEVISION – “Optimist” video

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Washington, DC’s pop punk rock band AMERICAN TELEVISION just put out a 2-song release featuring the songs “Optimist” and “Dead & Gone”. These boys are nothing groundbraking, but they are surely catchy, enjoyable and remind you your favorite 90s pop punk tunes. Find the new record “Let’s Play Two” below and enjoy the last days of Summer with AMERICAN TELEVISION!

Recently returning to the DC scene with a fuller sound and a tighter set, American Television has played for full rooms at Galaxy Hut, The Velvet Lounge, and DC’s Favorite DIY spot, The Dougout. ‘Let’s Play Two’ is a prime example of their new sound with nods back to the 90’s pop-punk they grew up on and melodic punk that any Fest-goer would be stoked on.

American Television will be playing weekend dates along the east coast in support of this digital release and are planning a quick follow up to it early next year.  Songs are available for pay what you want at Bandcamp and will be made available for streaming very soon.


I should kick myself for being such an optimist
like a bug into a web, I fly right into it

It’s my character to be positive
And although it’s fucking obvious
I never learn

but the truth is written on the walls tonight
and I don’t know what it means
forget the past an open mind

The proof is pounding on the doors outside
but it’s falling on deaf ears
forget the past an open mind

If I pinch myself maybe i’ll snap out of it
Like the trust of a child, I forgive and forget

It’s my character to be positive
And although it’s fucking obvious
I never learn

It’s seldom people change
as time ticks by, so much of the same

It’s my character to be positive
Although the script is obvious
I’ll never learn

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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