DOWNERS OF THE WORLD UNITE: Digital Teens/Nothing Looks Good: CD-R

As near as I can tell, this is a CD-R version of a digital-only release. (I guess they really had to have that Razorcake review!) As a crotchety, misanthropic old guy, I immediately shudder whenever I receive a one-sheet from a record label. It will assuredly be filled with name-dropping, shoddy comparisons, and poor grammar/misspellings. I’ll give it to DOTWU; there are no misspellings or grammatical fuck-ups in their one-sheet. This fact alone nets them a few points from me. There is, however, a rather lengthy list of bands they have shared stages with, along with a “similar artists” list. (Are reviewers really that lazy/musically uneducated that they have to be told who an artist sounds like? Couldn’t they just, you know, listen to the damn thing?) Of the fourteen artists listed, I enjoy only one. (This enjoyment also happened roughly sixteen years ago. I still have the records, but it ain’t like I’m pulling them out with much frequency.) That should tell you what I think of Downers Of The World Unite

 –Ryan Horky (Thinker Thought)