SHALLOW CUTS: Empty Beach Town: CS

Upon the opening notes gracing my ears, I thought to myself that Shallow Cuts sure do sound like a Minneapolis band. And I was right! The blurb for Empty Beach Town on the Dead Broke website calls them “one part Minneapolis and two parts San Diego,” which is a fairly apt description. The songs tend to be mid-tempo and melodic, but never dull. My final take: Hüsker Dü meets King Friday. –The Lord Kveldulfr (Dead Broke)