DEAD NORTH: Maybe Next Time: CDEP

This three-song EP of pop punk music seems pretty safe and uninspired. Unfortunately, the drumming is pretty bad, making it hard to listen to these songs. The drum mix, especially on the third track, is horrendous. How in the world could you listen to the drum mix on that song and think this was worth releasing. “Yeah, the hi-hat is totally high in the mix and off-time, but let’s include the song on the EP anyway.” You know, I believe in independent music, but I don’t think being indie means putting out songs that are poorly recorded. As the title says, maybe next time, guys.

 –kurt (Porch Couch, [email protected])