BOY Premieres New Video For "Oh Boy"
After a stripped-down, sold out debut North American tour in March, the ladies of BOY—Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass—return from Hamburg on October 1, and this time they are bringing the full band along for the ride. In anticipation of the tour, BOY has unveiled an official video for stand-out track “Oh Boy,” which premiered on Glamour.com, from their critically acclaimed debut full-length album, Mutual Friends.
Exploring BOY's avante-garde side, the video takes the viewer on a non-linear journey full of abstract imagery, and even some synchronized dance routines. Director Rafael Palacio Illingworth explains the idea behind “Oh Boy.” "The concept was built around the work of Mexican photographers Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo...high contrast black and white images that hint on the surreality of elements,” says Illingworth. “The idea was to create a collection of images that would then be edited in a fast paced, contemporary style to create a modern video with a classic feel. A sort of 'surreal pop.' I thought this would marry perfectly with the quiet modernity of the music of BOY."
Quotes From The Media About BOY And Debut Album Mutual Friends:
"BOY writes and sings tuneful, friendly, forthright pop-folk songs about life and relationships...cradled by melodies with a comfortable lilt and by Ms. Steiner’s sweet, unfailingly precise lead vocals…” -- The New York Times (live review)
"Great pop songs are boiled-down emotion -- a simple line or melody that says it all...Swiss-German duo BOY nails it with viral hit 'Little Numbers'...simple, catchy, effective."
-- Billboard Magazine
"It's just..so addictive." -- NPR All Songs Considered
“It’s the charm and the openness of the music of the Swiss-German duo Boy that have made their debut album Mutual Friends such a world-wide success.” WXPN The Key
"The next kick-ass girls: BOY. 'Little Numbers’ is as addictive as peanut butter M&M's."
-- Glamour Magazine "Next Big Thing" Issue
“…a series of excellent pop songs.” -- KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
"This band's about to go pop!" -- Nylon Magazine
"The duo BOY...pound out bouncy melodies and hand-clap their way through the addictive Mutual Friends." -– Cosmopolitan
"The debut effort put forth by this Hamburg-based duo is as bubbly and rosy-cheeked as any playful kid...Attaboy!" -- Filter Magazine
"I predict a mainstream takeover." -– The Wild Honey Pie
"The folk-pop on Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass’ debut Mutual Friends effortlessly tender vocals, bouncing melodies and turn-your-frown-upside-down narratives heavy on high spirit and redemption." -- Buzzbands.LA
Visit BOY on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/VIX35j) for more tour details.
BOY Tour Dates:
Tue, Oct 1 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Thur, Oct 3 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri, Oct 4 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat, Oct 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Tue, Oct 8 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed, Oct 9 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Fri Oct 11 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Sat, Oct 12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sun, Oct 13 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Tue, Oct 15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Wed, Oct 16 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Fri, Oct 18 Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Sat, Oct 19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Mon, Oct 21 Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Tue, Oct 22 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Wed, Oct 23 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri, Oct 25 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sat, Oct 26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Sun, Oct 27 San Diego, CA @ Porter's Pub
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