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Captain, We're Sinking - With Joe Riley [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Captain, We're Sinking

Captain, We're Sinking: With Joe Riley [7-inch]With Joe Riley [7-inch] (2011)
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Captain, We're Sinking defy the disastrous destiny of their name by improving their brand of spunky pop-punk on With Joe Riley. The followup to 2010's It's a Trap! and split with Timeshares is a quick three-song release featuring an occasionally more visceral delivery and a trebly, ping-ponging punc.


Captain, We're Sinking defy the disastrous destiny of their name by improving their brand of spunky pop-punk on With Joe Riley. The followup to 2010's It's a Trap! and split with Timeshares is a quick three-song release featuring an occasionally more visceral delivery and a trebly, ping-ponging punch.

Opener "The Ballad of Ichabod Crane" is spiked with lively guitar work and more picturesque lyrics than usual. "Manners Are Their Own Reward, Gentlemen" has an annoyed, angrier bent running along its sharp edge, while closer "Foster Brothers" gets plenty of mileage out of plowed power chords and raw harmonizing, making for pleasing melodies. Sure, they still kinda sound like the Menzingers, but it's a little less prominent than on prior releases.

This is a small step in the right direction for the young Scranton act.

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MDJoyce (July 1, 2012)

Wow, they're getting so much better form their first release. Yeah, they sound like the Menzingers, but what do you expect when one of their vocalists is Gregg Barnett's brother? And that half the members played in the whole PA band seen like Tiger's Jaw? What I dig so much about this album, is that they're taking the sound of the Menzingers in a different direction. Honestly, this sounds a lot like a more refined version of "A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology" and nothing like "On the Impossible Past." Really, really pumped to see where the next full-length album goes this summer. I hope they don't drop the ball.

kylewagoner (August 20, 2011)

Joe Riley was my high school principal.

wyld_stallyns_rule (August 19, 2011)

Great to see this get reviewed. I've enjoyed everything these guys have put out.

baseball (August 19, 2011)

I like these songs more than anything I've heard from them previously.

frank460 (August 19, 2011)

foster brothers is the jam

exitenglish1208 (August 19, 2011)

ichabod crane is so good

jimmynorville (August 19, 2011)

This is good

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