Release Date: May 28, 2013
Record label: Rise Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Emo-Pop, Punk-Pop
Emo never really went away, but Man Overboard could practically fall into the category of emo-punk revival with their early-2000s sound. On third album Heart Attack, the New Jersey-based group follows with the same blueprint as its first two, turning out 14 tracks of baby-faced, adrenaline-fueled punk-pop. The songwriting can be a bit samey, but the group writes some unexpectedly catchy hooks that might win over cynics -- one of which can be heard on "Open Season," a punchy little number that features guest vocals by Geoff Rickly of Thursday.