BEATEN HEARTS, THE: Badlands: 7”

Woof, whatta pile’a mediocrity I’ve got here this go round! Nothing I have to review is really gettin’ me all that riled. Usually, I can at least muster some venom for some piece of junk release. Guess not this time. The Beaten Hearts play garagey punk rock that’s okay. If you’re into this style, you might dig it. If you just dip your toe in when something strikes your fancy, you won’t care. I don’t really care. Everything’s played well and there seems to be energy in the tracks, but the only thing that stands out is the Saints cover.

 –Ryan Horky (Maladroit)