DEADONES U.S.A.: There Is No Vacation: CD

Although not deplorable, the Deadones U.S.A. rely on the Bar Rock 101 handbook a bit too heavily for my tastes, from the standardized riffs, the too-often-repeated choruses, to the flat lyrics, to the “didn’t I hear this song already?” reaches to the CD player. There are ways to get around it—ways that the Loud Pipes, The Candy Snatchers, and the B-Movie Rats busted open—but this album sounds pretty much like the hundreds of bands I sit through, wishing beer prices weren’t so high, waiting for the band I came to see to take the stage.

 –todd (No Front Teeth)