“BOYTOY seem to exist in rock ‘n’ roll mythology, an effortlessly cool four-piece who make guitar music built for driving top-down across America’s West Coast.” – CLASH
“teeters on the edge of sweet-as-pie surf harmony and the more destructive, thrashy edge of pure rock ‘n’ roll, creating a sound entirely their own and backed with a slap of attitude.” – WHATYOUTH
New York, NY (April 23, 2018) – Brooklyn garage-psych quartet BOYTOY have premiered their sophomore album, Night Leaf, prior to its release tomorrow on PaperCup Music worldwide, except Stolen Body Records in the UK/Europe and Burger Records (cassette-only) via Tom Tom Magazine. BOYTOY will celebrate early today with a Paste Live Session via YouTube+ Facebook (4:30 pm EST), before a Brooklyn performance tomorrow night at Secret Project Robot and head to Europe + the UK nest week, for three weeks (all dates below).
BOYTOY is a summer-time strut down a New York City sidewalk as the sun slips behind the horizon where cement meets the shore and waves crash on pavement. Their sound ebbs and flows between natural harmony and destruction—embodying the bright grooves of the 1960’s with heavy guitar riffs snatched from the Lower East Side of the 1970’s.
Night Leaf was born on a ranch in Topanga Canyon, California, surrounded by three dogs, two pigs, nostalgic tones of warm tube amps, analog tape machines and a slew of old trucks, RV’s, and surfboards. With a fresh collection of genuine tunes and contagious rhythms, founding members Saara Untracht- Oakner (vocals, guitar) and Glenn Michael Van Dyke (vocals, guitar), were joined by Chase Noelle (drums, ex-Thelma, and The Sleaze) and Lena Simon (bass, La Luz), to record at producer Kyle Mullarky’s renowned Pump House Studio. Mullarky is well known for his work producing and recording California bands including The Growlers and Allah-Las.
Since 2014, BOYTOY has released a self-titled EP, their debut full-length, Grackle, in 2015 (both on Papercup Music for vinyl + digital, Burger Records for cassette) and several 7” singles with various labels including Little Dickman, Bob Records and Swiss label Sacred Hood Records, garnering praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, NYLON, Noisey, Stereogum, SPIN, and BBC6 Music to name just a few. They’ve spent the last three years touring extensively across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the UK and Europe, hitting SXSW, Growlers Six Fesival, Northside Festival.
04/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot
05/01 – Frauenfeld, CH @ KAFF
05/02 – Biel, CH @ Le Salopard
05/03 – Lyon, FR @ Le Sonic
05/04 – Mannheim, DE @ Kurzbar
05/05 – Berlin, DE @ Maze
05/07 – Bussels, BE @ Le Chaff
05/08 – Le Havre, FR @ McDaid’s
05/09 – Lille, FR @ E.T. Aloha
05/10 – Gent, BE @ Leffingeleurem Fest
05/11 – Paris, FR @ Club LFSM
05/12 – Nantes, FR @ Bras de Fer
05/13 – London, UK @ Lock Tavern
05/14 – Cardiff, UK @ The Moon
05/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Nice n’ Sleazy
05/16 – Brighton, UK @ Mike’s Sticky Frog
05/17 – Newcastle, UK @ Head of Steam
05/18 – Bristol, UK @ The Crofter’s Right
05/20 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms