STATELY GENTLEMEN, THE: The Hyperion Sessions: CD

I had high hopes for these Reno lads when I slipped in the CD and let it spin. These hopes were instantly dashed when the first song, a jazzy Ben Folds-type number, started. The second song had the stench of the Black Crowes and Buckcherry smeared all over it. The next three songs ranged from subdued, heartfelt ballads to bluesy adult contemporary rock. Bands, know the kind of music that gets reviewed in a magazine before submitting your 7”, LP, EP, or CD. No way this should have been sent to Razorcake.

 –benke (Enigma Proper, myspace.com/thestatelygentlemenofreno)