BOATS!: Summer Vacation: 7” EP

Mar 04, 2010

Boats! just blast out four perfect pogo punk pop songs on this 7”. Think Cute Lepers with more emphasis on the fun. It can be a risky endeavor for bands trying to turn innocuous themes such as pool parties into punk anthems but Boats! do it without a hitch with the track, “Pool Party.” Overall, this record reminds me of one those ‘80s National Lampoon movies for its perfect recipe of self-deprecation mixed with funny and served with just the right amount of edge to hold the whole thing together. Ahhh, this is such precious vinyl.

 –N.L. Dewart (No Front Teeth, May Cause Dizziness,