Regardless of how you feel about pop punk, It’s difficult not to admire a band that’s so forthcoming in its intentions; New Jersey’s Man Overboard has been proudly flying the “Defend Pop Punk” banner for the past couple of years, tearing through a slew of EPs and split releases pulsing with upbeat, nearly effortless songs that are as infectious as they are heartfelt. The full-throttle pace, unapologetically sweet melodies and and self-aware lyrics about girls, relationships and (of course) the inevitable breakup may not be your cuppa, but let’s all admit that Man Overboard do it better than just about everyone.