Let’s talk about metal. Yup, the girl who prides herself on being a connoisseur of songs with hand claps, harmonies and other pop/rock goodness is talking about metal today.
Metal bands typically don’t make it to The Good Groupie. Not because they aren’t good or worthy of a listen – but because I usually don’t care for it. Metal just isn’t my taste and rather than BS about a band, I like to share music I genuinely enjoy.
But by now you and I both know sometimes music takes your on interesting journeys. Last week when I shared Wonderbitch with you (still can’t get “Miracle Drive” out of my head), I wrote about how I’ve been craving a darker sound this summer.
They are definitely a step in a totally different direction for me, but I quickly fell in love with their new album, “Impluse”, which I wrote about for my friends over at My Music, My Concerts, My Life.
Today, get to know BOYFRNDZ and what is making them one of my summer anthem bands this year. >>>
For fans of:
Later The Mars Volta, early Muse, Minus the Bear, atmospheric rock
About the band:
Is there such a thing as soft metal? If so, BOYFRNDZ is owning that sound. This four piece band from the heart of Texas has only been together five years, but they’ve already released two EPs, two full length records, an electronic album and even a live improv album featuring Grammy award winning keyboardist Ikey Owens. Not bad for a band given every alt-rock label under the sun. The band, officially dubbed as experimental psych rock by their label, Black Panda Records, released their latest album, Impulse, in late May. It was recorded at Philadelphia’s Uniform Studios with producer Jeff Zeigler (War On Drugs, Kurt Vole, Nothing) – a place and producer totally foreign to the band before starting the recording process
Why I like them:
The influence of being out of your element is what shines through for me about this band. “Impulse” is such a different sound for me, but sometimes it’s good to shake it up. From gritty guitars and airy vocals to frantic drum beats and dreamy melodies, there’s so much to take in.
It’s also the perfect album for a long drive where you can get lost in the music.
Songs to check out:
“Silhouette”, “Going Under”, “Little Secrets”
Find them online:
What new music are you listening to this summer?
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