landlocked DIY outfit Shy Boys is back with a fresh 7″ entitled 45, available digitally today, July 15, 2014 courtesy of High Dive Records followed by a physical vinyl release of the 7″ on August 26, 2014. The limited edition pressing is the follow up to S/T debut LP released earlier this year. To get things going the band is streaming the B-side “Follow the Leader”. Didn’t get your fix? Catch the band live on their upcoming dates highlighted by performances with Starfucker, Craft Spells and a few more along the way. A full list of dates is below.
Shy Boys 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.
07/15 Norman, OK @ Dope Chapel
07/16 Denton, TX @ J&J Pizza
07/17 Dallas, TX @ The Double Wide
07/20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
07/21 Los Angeles, CA @ KXLU Radio
07/28 Seattle, WA @ The Lo-Fi
07/26 San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah^
07/27 Portland, OR @ Holocene
08/26 Sioux Falls, ID @ The District!
* w/ Craft Spells
^ w/ Cotton Jones
! w/ Starfucker
A. Life is Peachy
B. Follow the Leader