FRANKLIN FOR SHORT: Swell: CD

First off, horrible band name. Secondly, this is boring: Americana mixed with pop music and some surf. I’d like to think that could be really cool, but all I can picture when I listen to Franklin For Short is some TV show where there’s a scene on the beach and a beach bar nearby with a band playing while the main characters are either dancing or there’s a moment of drawn out sexual tension between the two leads. Franklin For Short would be that band. And the show would be on FOX or the CW and would go off the air after one season.

 –kurt (Bee House)