Entries tagged with: Girls Against Boys
Girls Against Boys have released a new track "It's a Diamond LIfe" which the band recorded back in January and is their first new track in eons. Look for a new EP this fall, too, though no word as to whether this track will appear on the release.
Stream the new track, as well as some classic Girls Against Boys, below.
Girls Against Boys, aka GVSB, began as a studio lark for keyboardist Eli Janney (now also a busy record producer) and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, both regulars on the Washington DC punk scene. They were joined by Scott McCloud, singer/guitarist in the city's Soulside, for the industrial disco that would make up the "Eighties" portion of Nineties vs. Eighties. With the arrival of two more Soulsiders -- Johnny Temple joining on bass and Alexis Fleisig replacing Canty -- the second half of the six-song EP paints a more accurate portrait of the newly christened Girls Against Boys' future direction. On "Jamie" and "Kitty-yo," the more straightforward punk aggression is cut with a dose of sleaze, as McCloud's voice flirts with a decadent croon. - [Trouser Press]As mentioned, DC post-hardcore vets Girls Against Boys are back in action, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby. European tour dates were already announced and though a full North American tour hasn't been announced yet, GvB will play NYC on September 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (4/24) with the general on-sale happening Friday (4/26) at noon.
Did anyone out there go see GvB at Bowery in July '07 when GvB played Venus in full? All tour dates are listed, along with a YouTube stream of Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby, below...
Venus Luxure No 1 Baby art
It's hard to believe it's been two long decades since GvsB released their iconic sophomore album on Touch and Go in 1993. And the band will start the party at Austria's Donau Festival. David Yow (The Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid) will join the band as a special guest at the festival. David Yow's artwork will be on exhibit at Donau Festival, and David will also be performing several songs with Girls Against Boys. A performance that should not be missed!Obits hinted at it but now Girls Against Boys are officially back in action. The NYC post-hardcore crew will follow the above-mentioned show with David Yow in Austria with a string of European dates in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Venus Luxure No 1 Baby. Dates are below.
North American shows have been promised, but no word on details yet. A list of all tour dates and a stream of Venus Luxure No 1 Baby is below.
"Thank you, Brisbane!" - Obits Instagram
Like we've done with a lot of bands this year, we asked Brooklyn's Obits for a list of their favorite albums of 2012. Guitarist Sohrab Habibion wrote back saying, "It usually takes some time to figure out if a record is really going to stick with me, so even though I liked what I heard from Beak, Disappears, Oneida, Pontiak, Royal Baths and Zomes, I'll submit my best of 2012 in a few years," and instead said, "since Obits is working on a new record, here are the Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off." You can check out that list, complete with YouTube clips for each one, below. Drummer (and onetime Girls Against Boys member) Alexis Fleisig also submitted "Top Ten Things I Completely Took For Granted This Year" which is below as well.
Sohrab, who also reformed his old band Edsel for a couple shows this year, also gave a rundown of Obits 2012 activity and what's in store for 2013:
Despite not putting out a full LP, we kept pretty busy. We released two 7"s - one on Sub Pop with 2 covers and another on a Spanish label called La Castanya with 2 originals on it.Sorhab and Alexis' Top 10 lists are below...
And along with some east coast shows, Austin and Denver (a new US city for us), we went to Europe twice this year, getting to play in Greece, Portugal, Italy and Sweden for the first time. We also went to Australia, which was truly as cool as every band that goes there says it is.
On the horizon ... a couple NYC shows.
1. January 18 = Obits at Rock Shop with Browns & Wrong Dots (tickets).
3. Finishing our next album. We have bunches and bunches of song fragments in various stages. The next few months we will be deciding what's worth keeping or working on or tossing in the trash.
4. Going back to Europe in June. It'll be a combination of places we've been and haven't been, including Poland and Ukraine, which we're looking forward to.
Also, this year there were some Hot Snakes shows and an Edsel reunion & re-issues (http://www.comedyminusone.com/023.php), which was kind of unexpected. Next year there might be a handful more Hot Snakes shows, maybe an Edsel appearance or two (along with additional re-issues and tunes from the vault), as well as some Girls Against Boys activity.