HEADLINERS, THEE: The Kids Are Awry: CD-R

What starts with a promising Pine Hill Haints-esque shambolic trip to the Midnight Opry deteriorates quickly into a genre-hopping mess. The White Stripes have ruined two piece bands that don’t pay close enough attention to staying away from that oft-treaded territory. There are highlights, like the aforementioned “Leaving” as well as “Eyes on the Prize” and “With You,” dancing with bottle slide Cramps/Country Teasers chaos. However, the rest of the CD-R tracks melt into a WHITESTRIPES(ORWORSE)GHOSTSURFDOOWOPSCOTSWALTZ mess.

 –Matt Seward (Self-released)