Man Overboard Premiere New Song "Reality Check" via Billboard

Man Overboard Premiere New Song "Reality Check" via Billboard

New Full Length Heavy Love
Due Out June 29th via Rise Records
Warped Tour Dates Start This Week

Listen to “Reality Check”

Photo Credit: Rob Soucy

Punk rock heavyweights, Man Overboard, have premiered another energetic cut from their upcoming fourth full length, Heavy Love, due out June 29th via Rise Records. This time Man Overboard have teamed with Billboard to share the ferocious “Reality Check” a song that harkens back to the passionate angst of the band’s early work, while still displaying the band’s development and experience-honed ability to craft unbeatable hooks.

Physical pre-orders for Heavy Love are available HERE, and digital pre-orders can be found HERE. Man Overboard will be supporting the release of Heavy Love with performances on the entirety of the Vans Warped Tour starting this week, as well as embarking on the Suppy World Tour, which will see the band joining forces with The Story So Far in Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Most punk rock bands could never imagine having the kind of longevity that would find them four full length albums deep into their career, but Man Overboard aren’t most punk rock bands. With the release of Heavy Love, Man Overboard have returned with an album that both embraces their past and looks towards their future. Heavy Love is the band’s most accomplished work, a confident release that more than proves that the band’s fierce insistence on following their own path has paid off.
The prolific band exploded onto the scene with their debut EP, Hung Up On Nothing, in 2008, and hit the ground running with a steady stream of releases including three full lengths and many EPs, splits, singles, and collections. A non-stop touring machine, Man Overboard travelled the globe bringing their raucous live show to stages everywhere and saw their hard work pay off as the band steadily grew more popular. Despite their success, the band maintained their DIY roots, running their own label, Lost Tape Collective, and giving back to the scene they love.

After the release of their 2013 full length, Heart Attack, the band’s momentum was suddenly halted by turmoil within the band members’ personal lives.  A band whose energy thrives on youthful exuberance and angst, the members of Man Overboard suddenly found themselves growing up whether they liked it or not. These sudden changes found their way into the core of Heavy Love. Guitarist Wayne Wildrick said “so much happened in our personal lives since the last album. Some of the members experienced loss and death, and some of the members got married. That is a big contrast and you can hear all those emotions on the record, in both the music and in the lyrics.”

With these new life experiences in tow, Man Overboard began to envision their fourth full length.  They set no limits, ignored all expectations, and opened themselves up to any and all possibilities. The result is a revitalized sounding band giving some of their most passionate performances yet.  Production courtesy of the legendary Bill Stevenson at The Blasting Room Studios perfectly captures the band sonically stretching their limbs and exploring new dynamics. Tracks like “She’s In Pictures” and “Now That You’re Home” find the band touching on crunchy power pop, while the fierce “Cliffhanger” and “Anything” demonstrate an aggression rarely heard on the band’s past work. This natural progression never dilutes spirit of Man Overboard‘s sound. Massive hooks and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics are still the band’s hallmarks and they achieve them on Heavy Love with a combination of precision and passion that is undeniable.

Heavy Love is an achievement by nature of it’s very existence. The fourth full length in an already impressive discography, it is evidence of Man Overboard‘s staying power and ability to adapt. Where many punk bands falter, Man Overboard has flourished and created an album that celebrates their past and dives headfirst into their future.

Heavy Love tracklist:
1. Now That You’re Home
2. Borderline
3. Reality Check
4. Splinter
5. The Note
6. Cliffhanger
7. She’s In Pictures
8. Invisible
9. Deal
10. Anything
11. For Jennie
12. A Love That I Can’t Have

Tour Dates:
06/19 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex^
06/20 – Mountainview, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre^
06/21 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park^
06/23 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park^
06/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater^
06/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Remington Park^
06/26 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot^
06/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion^
06/28 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center^
07/01 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds^
07/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood^
07/03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park^
07/04 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre^
07/05 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field^
07/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ Morocca Shrine Auditorium & Grounds^
07/07 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion^
07/08 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live^
07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion^
07/10 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center^
07/11 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre^
07/12 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre^
07/14 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
07/15 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC^
07/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center^
07/17 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre^
07/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion^
07/19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
07/21 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain^
07/23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center^
07/24 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot^
07/25 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater^
07/26 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park^
07/27 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
07/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre^
07/29 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center^
07/30 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater^
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark^
08/02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Parking Lot^
08/05 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot^
08/07 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center^
08/08 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater^
08/25 – Kita-Ku, Japan @ Shangri-La *
08/26 – Nagoya, Japan @ Apollo Base *
08/27 – Shibuya, Japan @ Club Quattro *
08/30 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Viky Sianipar or Rolling Stones Cafe *
08/31 – Singapore, Singapore @ The ACC MPH *
09/02 – Perth, Australia @ Amplifier Bar *
09/03 – Leederville, Australia @ YMCA HQ AA *
09/04 – Brisbane, Australia @ Lab *
09/05 – Brisbane, Australia @ Max Watts 18+ *
09/06 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro *
09/07 – Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge *
09/08 – Canberra, Australia @ Magpies *
09/10 – Melbourne, Australia @ Arrows AA *
09/11 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts 18+ *
09/12 – Adelaide, Australia @ Uni Bar LIC All Ages *
09/14 – Wellington, New Zealand @ Zeal AA *
09/15 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Ellen Melville *
09/16 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Revive *
^ = Warped Tour Date
* = w/ The Story So Far

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Man Overboard Premiere New Song "Reality Check" via Billboard