HOUSE BOAT: The Delaware Octopus: CD

This is one of those supergroup bands that is made up of members from The Steinways, Dear Landlord, Off With Their Heads, and The Ergs! As a band, House Boat, makes lighthearted power pop songs. There’s a song about still being a kid at the age thirty titled, “30 Going on 13.” As a heads up, if you’re a fan of any of the previously mentioned bands, then this may not exactly be your cup of tea. It sort of reminds me of The Copyrights because it’s independent punk with professional production standards. It’s just a little more lyrically whimsical than The Copyrights stuff. The point of this album feels like it’s just supposed be fun. I’m happy with that while wondering when I’ll grow up, too.

 –N.L. Dewart (It’s Alive)