Boat “Dress Like Your Idols”

I saw Boat play at the Rickshaw Stop when they opened for All Girl Summer Fun Band, a band that can ignore the hell out of me but still have my unconditional love. Boat sold handmade baseball cards, proof that they were about the same age as me as well as a sign that they were just as goofy as me. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for them because of this.
So here is Dress Like Your Idols. The lead singer is kind of like Jimmy Pop from Bloodhound Gang, but the difference is that the songs aren’t all about him. Really, this is just another power pop band with good taste in hobbies. So give “Bite My Lips” a listen, but don’t expect funny lyrics. He only sounds like Jimmy Pop.
It’s time to listen to “Forever in Armitron.” It’s very straightforward, upbeat, driving pop rock. It should get its own All-Star card or maybe an autographed insert card with a jersey swatch.
“Landlocked” is a clever song title when your band name is “Boat.” The song itself is just OK. When Boat returns to the Bay Area, I will do the best I can to see them, even without the AGSFB crutch that caused me to see them the first time.

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