the Evansville Courier & Press website carries an article by fellow Vulgar Boatmen listee Mark Wilson on the band and the musical career of Dale Lawrence:
Dale Lawrence doesn’t seem to do or think about anything the usual way. It’s an attitude that permeates everything about the semi-legendary Indianapolis band Lawrence has fronted for well over a decade now.
Nothing about the Vulgar Boatmen is what it seems, at least to the uninitiated. Despite a name that on first hearing sounds more fitting for an industrial heavy-metal band, the Vulgar Boatmen play heartbreakingly gorgeous pop-rock.