Somewhere In America
These guys were my faves on the Fearless Records tour last year, despite being low on the bill. Great pop sensibilities and actually intelligent lyrics. I also like it that there’s someone left who can still turn a rhyme. Nice backing grrl/boy vox on a couple tracks by fellow Texans from Cruiserweight (whom I will have to make a point of checking out). I could live without the obligatory “sensitive acoustic guitar” song, but even that is better than most of those floating around.
Combine this very solid album with a winning stage presence and genuine likeability, and D-Boy allows me to use the term “pop punk” without cringing. And that•s a good thing.