Much in the vein of earnest-yet-gruff, sandpaper-voiced, uplifting-through-questioning, everyone-has-hairy-armpits, socially conscious rock like a slower North Lincoln or a full-tilt Rumbleseat mixed in with ADD/C. Lurking in the corners are the bouncy edges of late ‘90s pop punk (I hear wisps of the Connie Dungs and the Lillingtons), which gives them a pleasant buoyancy. They’ve got the male/female vocal interplay down tight. The crib notes to this is that if you’re a fan of the best of Plan-It-X releases or a good chunk of No Idea was founded on, Drunken Boat will make you smile and jump up and down when they play a basement or porch near you.
–todd ($4 ppd., Salinas)