Boats: Cannonballs, Cannonballs!
Cannonballs, Cannonballs! by Boats blasts through speakers when you first hit play. Drums crash, high-pitched vocals groan and guitars scream. I will admit the first time I turned the album on I wasn’t quite prepared. I may have even gasped, hit stop and restarted the album at a tamer volume. I could probably sum up the album right there. Cannonballs, Cannonballs! takes some getting used to, but you need to give it a chance and let it breathe. I personally would not have “Movie Scores; We Hummed” as the first track because it come off a little too strong but the rest of the music falls slowly into place. If you go to Boats MySpace page and scroll down to the section asking what they sound like, it simply says “crumpled up wax paper.” I probably couldn’t say it better myself. I don’t know what or who Boats sound like. They sound like themselves, something very unique and different and ready to grab the world and make them listen!