Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Red Hot Valentines - s/t
The Red Hot Valentines are another band that came to me in my quest to find the next Return of The Rentals, which we all know is a futile endeavor. Even so, that doesn't stop The Red Hot Valentines from putting out a very workmanlike and absolutely affable effort. The keyboards are a little buried in the mix, something that was rectified on Summer Fling. The songs all start to blend together after a while, and there are no real standout tracks on the album. The Red Hot Valentines is all heart and not quite enough substance.