Boys Night Out releasing first EP since 2007 (listen to “Lust Phenomenon”)
Ontario’s Boys Night Out started out in the early 2000s as a relatively straightforward pop-screamo band, but like a handful of bands who started out in that scene, they got progressively more interesting as they went on. Their 2005 sophomore album Trainwreck introduced more conceptual songwriting and inventive guitar riffs. My personal favorite, their 2007 self-titled album, had them churning out driving, riffy alternative rock. If you’ve never heard “Get Your Head Straight,” and you like heavy, melodic rock, you should probably change that right now.
Boys Night Out broke up after that album, but they recently got back together and they’re set to put out their first new release since that year, the Black Dogs EP, on July 8 via Good Fight Music (pre-order). It pretty much picks up where they left off, pulling equally from ’90s alt-rock, early post-hardcore, and classic rock riffage. The new single “Lust Phenomenon” explodes into a pretty big chorus, making it clear that BNO still know their way around a hook. That song premieres below. You can check out another track off the EP, “Of Waves,” here.
1) Of Waves
2) Carried Away
4) Deadman Songs
5) Lust Phenomenon
6) Prayed All Wrong