BOAT is prepared to release their fourth album, Dress Like Your Idols, in March and we have here the first single from that album. The song is called “(I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong” and it maintains BOAT’s wild throaty vocals, packed with a seemingly self-deprecating sarcasm and a penchant toward pop culture. It maintains those rockin’ guitar riffs and bouncy percussion. It maintains all those lovable rock hooks, catchy as all hell. Yet it’s slightly different from their past three releases — it’s more mature, refined a little bit, almost grown-up.
That’s odd, calling a song about King Kong grown-up, but it’s true. There’s a depth here that fits with the band’s past, but it seems a little bit older, if that’s at all possible. I’d say it is. The musicianship has grown, feels a little more together, and it works well with the song. “(I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong” matches the greatest songs by BOAT. It is worthy of all the greatness we can bestow upon it, of bow-down Wayne Campbell-style “We’re Not Worthy” praise, of standing on top of the Empire State Building and yelling like a beast.
Look forward to BOAT’s Dress Like Your Idols. It comes out March 22 on Magic Marker Records. You can also find a 7″ single for the song, available now over at the Magic Marker site. You won’t want to miss this one!