FLORIDA MEN: Self-titled: CD

Sep 22, 2022

Look, it’s certainly not a great idea to judge a book by its cover, as they say. However, sometimes you can look at a record cover and know immediately what the band sounds like. Florida Men have a Screeching Weasel logo rip off prominently on the front, but instead of a weasel in a leather jacket, it’s an alligator smoking a cigarette. Now you tell me what you think this band sounds like. Would you be surprised to find fast and tight pop punk licks with nasal and snotty male vocals? Me either. They pull it off well though and I’m always looking for an alternative to listening to Ben Weasel. These guys are from The Netherlands and they’re nailing this Chicago sound. If you’re trying to move away from problematic pop punk, Florida Men (as far as I know) are a decent swap for Boogadaboogadaboogada! –Kayla Greet (Morning Wood)