B Boys hit us with a modern take on old Beastie Boys videos with “Energy”. “We wanted the city background not only to be the scene and location of the shoot but to live and breathe as another character with all of it’s grit, grime, and beauty. The overall tone is meant to be indicative of the song’s title all the while balancing a line of being serious and sarcastic.”
“Energy” is B Boys first single from their debut full-length Dada due out June 16 on Captured Tracks. Next month they set out on a full North American tour with Merchandise. Highlights include NYC, LA, Seattle, SF, Portland and more. Check below for a full list of dates.
– B BOYS MEET THE PRESS –
A: It all began with a dream, really. The album.
Q: Oh, there’s an album?
A: 13 songs, recorded with microphones and such. A variety of instruments.
Q: I’d call that an album.
A: We call it Dada.
Q: Like the art movement?
A: Yeah sure, but more like the combination of syllables.
Q: So, like a linguistic connection?
A: Language, self-awareness, introspection, a fresh pair of chinos. It’s all connected; not everything has to make sense.
Q: Fair enough, but it all seems to be stemming from somewhere. Where is this where?
A: You won’t find it on some cartographer’s desk. It comes from within. Equal parts collective unconscious and personal experience.
Q: That’s a lot deeper than you look.
A: We got a different mind.
Q: If 50 years from now the kids are still grooving to this Dada thing – success?
A: 50 years? Kids? We’d be happy if anyone was grooving to this 50 days from now.
Q: What would you call that? Self-deprecation? An odd sense of humor?
A: All we know is all we know, but 50 days of grooving sounds pretty good from where we sleep, especially on a pair of quality speakers.
Q: Now you’re talking. OK, so I’m stuck on a deserted island with this Dada LP. What else should I bring?
A: A tin of mints and some unconventional serenity.
Q: Do you have anything specific you’d like to express to get the fans going?
At this point in the conversation, the B Boys looked at one another, stood up, and walked away without saying a word. Before reaching the door, they flipped a switch on the wall and every single fan in the place turned on. They looked back over their shoulder and smiled.
One thing’s for certain: I wish I could be on a deserted island with them right now with a salty breeze flowing through my hair.
June 16, 2017
1 – B Boys Anthem
2 – Another Thing
3 – Discipline
4 – Psycho (Still)
5 – Flatlands
6 – Distance
7 – I
8 – Energy
9 – 1 2 Reminder
10 – Fade
11 – Fear It
12 – Time
13 – Walking
B Boys Live Dates:
4/14: Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY
5/20: Murmrr Hall – Brooklyn, NY (Tour Kick Off w/ Future Punx)
5/25: The Sinkhole – St. Louis, MO
5/26: 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK ^
5/27: The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS ^
5/28: Hi-Dive – Denver, CO ^
5/30: The Olympic – Boise, ID ^
6/1: Barboza – Seattle, WA ^
6/2: Fortune – Vancouver, B.C. ^
6/3: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
6/6: Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA ^
6/8: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA ^
6/9: Hideout – San Diego, CA ^
6/10: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ ^
6/11: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ ^
6/12: Sister – Albuquerque, NM ^
6/14: Sidewinder – Austin, TX ^
6/15: Andy’s Bar – Denton, TX ^
6/16: Saturn – Birmingham, AL ^
6/17: Third Man Records – Nashville, TN ^
6/18: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ^
^ – w/ Merchandise