MAN OVERBOARD live from the Waiting Room…. brought to you by Alternative Press.
See you guys at Warped Tour this summer….
Thanks to our buds at Property of Zack for this review :)
Man Overboard burst onto the pop-punk scene in 2010 with Real Talk, an album that put a breath of fresh air into a genre that many felt was stale. Just over a year later, the band’s new self-titled album doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it certainly keeps it spinning.
The record is full of one-two punches beginning with “Rare” and “Teleport,” and fans of Man Overboard’s harder songs on Real Talk will be more than pleased. Between a solidified lineup of Zac Eiestenstein, Justin Collier, and Wayne Wildrick on guitars and the addition of Mike Hrycenko on drums, the band’s musicianship on the record has improved. A new urgency in the vocals is clear as Nik Bruzzese exclaims “You barely gave a fuck before my body hit the ground” on the opener, setting the scene for what’s yet to come.
While “Voted Most Likely” and “Dead End Dreams” keep the album flowing, they stumble compared to the middle section of the record, which is nearly perfect. “Something’s Weird” kicks off with an energetic guitar riff that stays present throughout the track as Eiestenstein and Bruzzese’s trademark trade-off vocals will remind fans why they love the band in the first place. The record hits its stride on “Punishment,” which may be among the best songs the band has ever written, taking the aforementioned urgency on the album to a new level. Man Overboard does not stutter either as “Not The First” and “Headstone” show improved production by the hands of Jesse Cannon and Steve Klein compared to that on Real Talk.
Thank you to our buds over at www.battlefielddrums.com for this sweet new kit we will be premiering on the Pop Punks Not Dead Tour with New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, The Wonder Years and This Time Next Year. Who will be seeing at a PPNDT show?
MAN OVERBOARD - SELF-TITLED TUMBLR CONTEST
In celebration of the new Self-Titled Man Overboard record coming out, Man Overboard, Rise Records and Lost Tape Collective are offering a little contest!
If contests aren’t your thing then you can straight pre-order the album and other packages from www.merchnow.com
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN WIN…
(1) ONE FIRST PLACE PRIZE
-Self-Titled CD, LP and Cassette
-Defend Pop Punk Shirt (of your choice from www.defendpoppunk.com)
-MOB Setlist from The Early November Reunion show on Sept 10th, 2011
-Dead End Dreams 7” (available for purcahse only from MerchNow pre-order)
(1) ONE SECOND PLACE PRIZE
-GUITAR STRINGS: used to record S/T record
(2) TWO THIRD PLACE PRIZES
-DRUM STICK: Used to record the S/T record
(2) FOURTH PLACE PRIZES
-A locket of Steve Kleins hair (totally kidding… but I will throw in some stickers)
HOW TO ENTER…
1) FOLLOW STUFF: If you don’t already, follow Man Overboard, Rise Records and Lost Tape Collective on Tumblr.
2) RE-BLOG THIS POST
-Add a little bit about WHY you want to win the contest and encourage friends to reblog/enter
-Make sure Man Overboard, Rise Records and Lost Tape Collective are tagged in your post (so we can keep track of you for the win!)
**THERE IS A SEPARATE CONTEST ON THE MAN OVERBOARD FACEBOOK: Go here to sign up for that: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138473136247989
Check out a hilarious teaser of a song from Man Overboard’s new self-titled record that hits stores on September 27th on Rise Records. The star of the video is Matt Pike’s daughter. Matt Pike is the band’s booking agent.