Boys Life now on Topshelf Records & reuniting this year
Christie Front Drive reunited a few years back, and now it looks like the other half of this classic split may be getting back together too. Washed Up Emo points to Boys Life‘s Facebook page, where the defunct ’90s emo band has been posting cryptic updates including, “Stay tuned, something wonderful is going to happen.” Another tweet from Washed Up Emo seems to confirm they’ve reformed, but
no shows have been announced yet. Stay tuned for more updates, and let’s hope they play NYC!
UPDATE: The band posted a teaser video from Topshelf Records (also now home to fellow ’90s bands Braid and The Jazz June) that riffs on Boys Life’s album artwork, says Kansas City (Boys Life’s hometown), and “August 14, 2015.” Reissue? New music? Watch the video below.
UPDATE 2: They are in fact reuniting! Only one show is announced so far — a hometown show in October with Giants Chair (tickets) — but fingers crossed that they add more.
UPDATE 3 (5/5): August 14, 2015 is the day Topshelf will reissue Boys Life’s second and final album, 1996’s Departures and Landfalls. The label also says more shows are TBA.
Revisit the Christie Front Drive/Boys Life split, as well as a stream of Departures and Landfalls, below…