Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
Record label: Rise Records
It's another album of solid gold bangers from MO... Following on from a slurry of limited edition runs, re-issues and rarities compilations since '09's ‘Real Talk’, Man Overboard have done a fine job of not only flying the flag high for DIY pop-punk, but also at emerging as the forerunners of the scene. In honesty, their Rise debut reveals little reinvention, but the nuts and bolts of what makes them so affable have only been tightened and polished further.
New Jersey pop-punk quintet Man Overboard's self-titled album is the band's second new full-length studio recording, following 2010's Real Talk. Throw in the compilations Before We Met: A Collection of Old Songs and The Human Highlight Reel that collect previously issued singles and EP tracks, and the group has released four albums in a little over 18 months. Such an output is indicative of Man Overboard's youthful drive; this is a band that is in a hurry.