TRASHIES: What Makes a Man Get Trashed?: CD

A bit more accomplished than I remember the last thing I heard from them, but they’re still hitting just shy of the “greatness” mark. What’s on here sounds like they’re making a run at the throne of L.A.’s late, great Deadbeats, and they might’ve been successful, too, if it weren’t for a muddy “trash rock” mix that actually dilutes any necessary rawness from the music. In the end, some interesting things are afoot here, but they come not with a roar but submerged underwater.

 –jimmy (Mortville)