BREAK EVENS, THE: Self-titled: CD

I always appreciate folks out there banging away to make some music, but I was just not into this at all. Uninspired punk in the vein of Social Distortion. Although some songs were better than others, overall, I found it to be pretty dull. Even the artwork was unoriginal—a smiley face (wearing a frown) against a black background, live shot on the back, no lyrics or other artwork save for the smiley face again on the inside (but on a white background this time) with some kind of bullet hole blood smear. Or something. At least one of the singers is really pretty bad, and I like plenty of bad singers. The seven songs on this CD did not hold my interest whatsoever. Branch out, guys.

 –Federico (Dust Waltz)