The gambling motif on the cover of this CD really threw me off here. I associate gambling imagery on records with douchebag bands. (It’s really common in shitty modern hardcore bands.) Luckily, this is not modern hardcore. The Break Evens play Ergs-y pop punk that sticks in your head. There’s even a Link Wray cover. While this isn’t going to win any awards for release of the year, it’s still a lot better than most of the garbage I have to review. Worth checking out.
–Ryan Horky (Dust Waltz, myspace.com/thebreakevens)