boygenius, the band of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus will release their self-titled EP debut on Friday 9th November. To celebrate, boygenius have released new songs ‘Stay Down’, ‘Me & My Dog’, and ‘Bite The Hand’. Listen below!
Baker, Bridgers, and Dacus formed boygenius through a series of tours and performances together, and chance encounters that led to friendships, the lyrically and musically arresting singer-songwriters and kindred spirits got to know each other on their own terms.
“When we met, Lucy and Phoebe and I were in similar places in our lives and our musical endeavours, but also had similar attitudes toward music that engendered an immediate affinity,” Baker explains.
All three are leading a new rock vanguard that values unflinching self-awareness and unassailable songcraft. “A long time ago, before I even met Phoebe, Julien mentioned that she had a pipe dream of starting a band with both of us,” says Dacus. “Then we booked this tour and decided the time was right.”
“It seemed obvious to record a 7-inch for tour, although many adult men will try to take credit for the idea,” adds Bridgers. “When we got together, we had way more songs than we expected and worked so well together, that we decided to make a full EP.”
In early June of 2018, they practiced and wrote for a day before holing up in Los Angeles’ storied Sound City studios. Each brought one finished song and one idea to boygenius, and though all six songs were fleshed out and finalised together, each reflects the sensibilities of its initial author.
Stream / purchase ‘Bite The Hand’: https://boygenius.lnk.to/bitethehand
Stream / purchase ‘Stay Down’: https://boygenius.lnk.to/staydown
Stream / purchase ‘Me & My Dog’: https://boygenius.lnk.to/meandmydog