TELEVISIONARIES, THE: Self-titled: LP

Surf rock is a tricky genre. There’s some good stuff here and there, but, for the most part, this stuff tends to suck. Really, how many Ventures albums are solid the whole way through? Unless you’re Man… Or Astroman?, then chances are you aren’t all that. Televisionaries make me miss bands like the aforementioned Man… Or Astroman?, as well as Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, which I can here influences of in this band. However, Televisionaries lack charisma, drive, and all other things that make for an interesting band. This just sounds like a band dialing it in. 

 –M.Avrg (Reel Time, reeltimerecordss.bigcartel.com)