TELEVISIONARIES, THE: Self-titled: LP

If you play with passion, your unoriginal band can still be good. Rochester surf trio The Televisionaries has some licks, but they play sloppy and slow, and the recording is so brittle you can’t hear much but guitar. I’d drink a couple extra if I saw these guys in a bar, but this record doesn’t justify its existence when there are so many Ventures albums in the dollar bin.

 –Chris Terry (reeltimerecordss.bigcartel.com)