MANIX, THE: Stay Low and Go: CD

These guys appear to hail from the same area and mine the same influences as Dillinger Four. Some of the tracks here are well written, but, overall, it feels like it falls just shy of hitting its mark, with songs that are not quite as catchy or memorable as one would hope. Still, they’re close enough to the target that this might end up being one of those sleeper discs that sneaks up from behind and whops you on the melon when you ain’t lookin’, or, at worst, this stuff probably comes off much stronger in a live setting.

 –jimmy (Heart Of The Lakes, no address)