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Corner Boys - Just Don't Care 7"

Drunken Sailor (2017)

Drunken Sailor is a label that always intrigues me. They have this funny way of splitting their time between UK style melodic punk rock and poppier garage punk. I don't find this weird, after all I'm a fan of both styles (country and western), but for whatever reason seeing some of the records they release side by side just makes me chuckle.

Corner Boys hail from Vancouver and if the three songs on this 7" are any indication, they really love 70's style power pop. Just Don't Care serves up three songs that sound right out of that era with the jangly guitar and bouncy bass lines. The songs churn out catchy hooks with singalong choruses that will sound right at home next to whatever forgotten band Hozac trots out for their next reissue.

The vocals are really up front in the mix on these three songs and the singer does have a somewhat nasally, slightly accented vocal style that you have to be ready for. It's probably not going to be everyone's cup of tea and the vocals are so in the forefront that it might be a dealbreaker for some. Luckily not for me as I really dig the three songs on this 7". They're poppy and catchy and there's no screaming. What's not to like?

Corner Boys - Just Don't Care 7":
https://drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/just-dont-care-7