BOY To Release Debut Album 'Mutual Friends' February 26; North American Tour Starts March 1 In NYC
Hamburg-based indie pop duo BOY is set to make their North American debut with the release of Mutual Friends on February 26, 2013. The album’s infectious first single “Little Numbers,” which has garnered more than 6.5 million YouTube views, is available today on iTunes, along with b-side “Skin (acoustic version).” In support of the release, the ladies of BOY will embark on their first proper tour of the States, starting Friday, March 1 in New York City at Joe’s Pub (full list of dates below).
BOY is comprised of Swiss-born Valeska Steiner and German-born Sonja Glass (neither of which are boys). The two met serendipitously when they participated in a prestigious music workshop in Hamburg. They immediately bonded over their classical-music training and a mutual love of the French band Phoenix. Before long, they decided to form a band and began writing what would become Mutual Friends.
Watch The Video For “Little Numbers” Here
Watch The Video For “Skin (Acoustic Version)” Here:
Mutual Friends is an autobiographical affair, comprised of smart, sharply-observed songs that resonate because they’re about everyday life. The hooks are contagious and the lyrics are straight from the heart. “It's about arrivals and new beginnings,” explains Valeska. “About hopes and dreams and aspirations. We want to make music that's positive and hopeful,” she says. “There is more to music than heartbreak and loss,” agrees Sonja. The album has already achieved Gold status in Germany, where it has sold more than 100,000 copies.
(Keep reading for more details, including tour dates.)
BOY has spent most of the past year playing live. A major tour through Germany, Switzerland and Austria in the spring was followed by a summer full of festival weekends in those countries, as well as their first sold-out European headline shows in such cities as London, Paris and Amsterdam.
Mutual Friends track listing:
1. This Is The Beginning
4. Little Numbers
5. Drive Darling
7. Waltz For Pony
9. Oh Boy
11. Silver Streets
13. Little Numbers (Acoustic Version)
14. Oh Boy (Acoustic Version)**
**This track appears on physical version of album only
BOY on tour:
Fri, March 1 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
Sat, March 2 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
Mon, March 4 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
Wed, March 6 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Fri, March 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Sat, March 9 San Diego, CA @ The Loft
Mon, March 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Bryant Lake Bowl
Wed, March 20 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Thur, March 21 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Wed, March 27: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Thur, March 28 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
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