SLEEPERS, THE: Push It Nationwide: CD

It says “Produced by Jim Diamond and The Sleepers” on the back of the jewel case, which I’m sure the band was hoping would attract fans of Mr. Diamond’s work with the White Stripes and Ponys. The production is great, very clean sounding, but no amount of studio producing would make these generic rock songs into hits, underground or mainstream. I’m sure these guys have fun playing, and they probably sleep with lots of sorority chicks after their shows, but this kind of music doesn’t really belong in the pages of this mag.

 –benke (www.rocksaucerecords.com)