Have you ever dreamed of fronting a pop punk band but found yourself missing the whole “band” part of the equation? Yours truly certainly has, and it seems my prayers have been answered with the announcement of Man Overboard’s new contest.

These New Jersey pop punkers have paired with Alternative Press to launch a “Build Your Own B-Side” contest. Fans have the opportunity to download an instrumental version of an unreleased Man Overboard B-side track that they can then record vocals over for a chance to win internet recognition, respect from the band, and, of course, a sweet prize package.


Man Overboard will handpick the winner, who will not only have their song posted on Alternative Press online as a free download, they’ll also win:

  • A pair of tickets to Man Overboard’s spring “Suppy Nation” tour featuring The Story So Far, Tonight Alive, Citizen, and The American Scene
  • Two items from Man Overboard’s online merchandise store (“Defend Pop Punk” shirt anyone?)
  • An autographed vinyl LP of Before We Met

Personally, I’m doing it just to fulfill my dreams of singing in a pop punk band, so everything else is an added bonus.

If you want to see one of the most exciting pop punk bands in the scene, pick up your tickets today for Man Overboard’s spring tour (dates below). Here’s one of my favorite Man Overboard songs to get your creative juices flowing! What are you waiting for? Enter now!

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For more information:

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