HALF HEARTED HERO: Running Water: LP

It’s hard to believe that the influence of the television channel Fuse has had as much of a lasting effect as it did. I always viewed the channel and the music within it as mere gateway music, things that will get you into other things. This record stuck out to me because of the ability I had to guess the content of the music before even placing the record on the turntable. Ultimately, the band knows exactly what they’re doing, but the product just reminds me of music I’d rather forget in the first place. Much like a terrible practical joke, I only don’t like because I left practical jokes behind years ago.

 –Bryan Static (Animal Style, animalstylerecords.com)