Monday, July 15, 2013

Boyfrndz stream entire Natures EP via Exclaim!, announce US tour dates 

"Reminiscent of early Jane’s Addiction with a spacey twist, Martin’s chugging guitars break into swirling solos while Perez keeps the percussion energetic and unpredictable." -- Consequence of Sound

Austin trio Boyfrndz share their entire forthcoming Natures EP today via Exclaim! The 5-song set was co-produced by the band with keyboardist Ikey Owens (Jack White, Mars Volta), who also once again lends his skills on organ for a few tracks. Natures is available to stream HERE. (Soundcloud link HERE.)

Boyfrndz take to the road in August to promote the release. Please see complete dates below.

The band also recently premiered the intense video for the song "Moving Parts", which was directed by Sean Stout of and is available to watch/share HERE.

Natures is a dark and powerful culmination of the band's uniquely soaring sound that traverses everything from Drive Like Jehu's wiry guitars, Sigur Ros' ethereal beauty, early Jane's Addiction's outer-space hard rock and myriad others.

Boyfrndz began in 2010, shortly after the collapse of We The Granada, a band in which guitarist/vocalist Scott Martin and bassist/vocalist Joseph Raines had cut their teeth. Martin's roommate and sought-after drummer/vocalist Aaron Perez (at the time already playing in three other bands) signed on and Boyfrndz quickly became a priority. The group enlisted Grammy award winning keyboardist Ikey Owens to co-produce and he also played keys on a couple of tracks. Boyfrndz pared down to a three piece following a summer tour in 2011 and soon thereafter recorded their expansive 2012 album, All Day Pass (Spora Records/Boyfrndz Records). Boyfrndz have now added second guitarist Jesse Moore who will play on all upcoming live dates.

Natures was engineered and mixed by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, with Grammy-nominee Dan Millice mastering at Engine Room Audio in NYC (A$AP Rocky, Hella's Tripper, et al). Natures will be available July 16th on LP, CD and download via Boyfrndz Records.

07/21  San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
07/30  Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
08/02  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (w/ Whirr)
08/03  Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ Whirr)
08/09  Austin, TX @ Museum of Human Achievement
08/17  Austin, TX @ Second House Summer Party (tour kickoff/ Feuding Fathers album release)
08/22  Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
08/23  New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
08/24  Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
08/25  Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
08/27  Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
08/28  Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
08/29  Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
08/30  Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
08/31  Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
09/01  Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
09/03  Norman, OK @ The Deli
09/04  Denton, TX @ Hailey's

(West Coast dates to follow...)

Artist: Boyfrndz
Album: Natures
Label: Boyfrndz Records
Release Date: July 16th, 2013

01. All Get Out
02. Moving Parts (VIDEO)
03. Daughter
04. Take The Arm
05. Water Weight (MP3)

Artist: Boyfrndz
Album: All Day Pass
Label: Boyfrndz Records
Release Date: September 11th, 2012

01. Colts
02. On Point
03. Hear Say (MP3)
04. All Day Pass
05. New New
06. Not That Sensitive
07. Moses Jones
08. Surf's Up (MP3)
09. Polite In Public
10. When It's Raining
11. Closer
12. Sooner Or Later

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