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Review: AC Deathstrike- Last Picture Show by jason
April 19, 2011, 3:46 pm
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AC Deathstrike- Last Picture Show. Healthy Hearts, 2009.

AC Deathstrike do not sound like you would think they would. They were brought to our attention because of our Eastern Phoebes review, and I was a little confused until I actually listened to them. Then, it all made sense.

AC Deathstrike are a 4-piece indie-pop-rock band out of Jacksonville Florida. While their album, Last Picture Show is not the hard rocking noicefest that their name suggests, it is full of a happy energy. Really, that’s probably the best word for this album: Happy. It bounces, it jangles, and even when things start to get loud, like in “Roba Fett” and “Done Vida,” and even in songs with titles like “Sadness Grows Into Fear,” the band never gets dark. If anything, they border between straight indie rock and twee.

Some of the highlights are the aforementioned “Sadness Grows Into Fear,” and the especially twee “At the Thrift Store,” in which the narrators go to a thrift store to steal back the things they’ve donated. The whole thing’s pretty good, though, sounding like a cross between The Apples in Stereo and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. In other words, it’s pretty much exactly my kind of music. I hear AC Deathstrike has a new album coming soon, and I’m looking forward to it.

Last Picture Show can be downloaded for free at the band’s Bandcamp page.

AC Deathstrike on MySpace


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