Shy Boys Announce 7″, Share Track, Tour

SHY BOYS ANNOUNCE "45" LIMITED EDITION 7" SHARE FIRST SINGLE "LIFE IS PEACHY" ANNOUNCE UPCOMING TOUR DATES, STARTING 07/02 IN Chicago, IL AT The Burlington

Shy Boys earnestly began as an outlet to escape from their day jobs or an excuse to ditch class. After returning to school in 2011, Collin quickly enlisted brother Kyle Rausch and roommate Konnor Ervin to critique some rough mixes and demos he’d been working on in his free time. Though musicians in their respective fields, Collin had never played guitar, Konnor wasn’t a drummer, and Kyle had never picked up a bass in his life. The response? Fuck it. From the first song it was contagious, energetic and downright sloppy.

They quickly removed the furniture from their house in the city’s artist-heavy midtown to make way for a practice room and DIY performance space. “We had a house show and were basically too lazy to move any of our stuff back in. The shows ended up being cool because they put us close to the people watching us play, literally face-to-face” Collin explains.

On the heels of their debut S/T LP, Kansas City, MO’s landlocked surf outfit have announce their follow up. Their upcoming limited edition 7″ aptly titled 45 will be available digitally on July 15, 2014 courtesy of High Dive Records followed by a physical vinyl release of the 7″ on August 26, 2014. To celebrate the release, the band is sharing the wax’s A-side “Life is Peachy” online for free. Adding to the offering the band will embark on a string of dates beginning July 2nd highlighted by performances alongside of Starfucker and Craft Spells among others.

Shy Boys earnestly began as an outlet to escape from their day jobs or an excuse to ditch class. After returning to school in 2011, Collin quickly enlisted brother Kyle Rausch and roommate Konnor Ervin to critique some rough mixes and demos he’d been working on in his free time. Though musicians in their respective fields, Collin had never played guitar, Konnor wasn’t a drummer, and Kyle had never picked up a bass in his life.

They quickly removed the furniture from their house in the city’s artist-heavy midtown to make way for a practice room and DIY performance space. “We had a house show and were basically too lazy to move any of our stuff back in. The shows ended up being cool because they put us close to the people watching us play, literally face-to-face” Collin explains.

Track Listing:

A. Life is Peachy

B. Follow the Leader

Live Dates:

07/02 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington

07/04 Minneapolis, MN @ The Hexagon

07/05 Des Moines, IW @ 80/35 Festival

07/05 Omaha, NB  @ Oleavers

07/14 Springfield, MO @ Lindbergs

07/20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*

07/21 Los Angeles, CA @ KXLU Radio Session

07/26 San Francisco, CA  @ Hotel Utah^

07/27 Portland, OR @ Holocene

08/26 Souix Falls, ID @ The District!

* w/ Craft Spells

^ w/ Cotton Jones

! w/ Starfucker

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