On their debut album, local death-pop industrialists DeadStar Assembly churned out an interesting version of the Real Life's haunting '80s hit "Send Me an Angel." Apparently, that angel never came, judging by the title of DeadStar Assembly's new album, Unsaved. Three years after its self-titled offering, the Assembly is back to take on all things pop, offering a darker, deeper, and more honest sound. In a word a true alternative. Anyone planning to hit up Sunday's Ministry/Revolting Cocks show would do well to check out DA's Unsaved release show the day before. Better yet, drop by at 6 p.m. Tuesday to the FYE at Coral Square Mall (9009 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs, 954-755-8052), where the band's doing an in-store signing. They can't save your soul, but they'll gladly autograph a poster or two.
DeadStar Assembly joins Burning Red, Simplekill, Flirting Through Violence, and Sense of Being on Saturday, July 8, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $9.99. Call 954-564-1074, or visit www.cultureroom.net.