If you’re anything like me, finding an album that you can sit back and enjoy all the way through isn’t an everyday occurrence. Yet American Disillusion’s debut album which was released in March 2016 ‘Misery’ provides one of the most satisfying ambiently melancholic soundtracks that any fan of stoner art rock will simply adore. From a spoken word poetry introduction to some of the most dulcet Art Rock sounds that have been released this side of the 1990’s, each of the 12 tracks have an ethereal power of their own. Although Homemade Clouds is one of my stand out favourites, the discord that the bass carries through the introduction almost puts Sonic Youth to shame. The fuzzy instrumentals are sweetened by reverb and drenched in morose flair are subtly pacifying under the vocals which pensively expel the pensive apathy behind American Disillusions sound.
The band take their influence from a range or artists from Modest Mouse to Weezer, Blink 182 to Green Day to contribute to their Alternative Punk Rock eclectic sound. If you’re a fan of Nada Surf, Dinosaur Jr, Nicky Wire, or Fidlar, you’re going to love this album. The remastered version of Misery is available to download via iTunes
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Review by Amelia Vandergast