by Bill Pearis

BOYTOY
BOYTOY Band

Brooklyn trio BOYTOY will release their debut album, titled Grackle, on October 2 via Paper Cup Music. The first single is a very catchy slice of poppy indie rock, "Postal," and you can listen to that below.

BOYTOY play NYC on Friday (8/7) at Shea Stadium with is a pretty terrific bill of Sharkmuffin, Charly Bliss, Lost Boy?, and Fruit and Flowers. Tickets are on sale now. The band will also be opening for some dates on La Luz's tour (not the NYC one, though) and finish out August with another NYC show, playing Silent Barn on 8/30 (rest of lineup TBA).

Friday's Shea Stadium show is also a record release party for Sharkmuffin's debut album. That LP is choc' full of snarly, attitude-heavy rock and you can stream the whole thing via Consequence of Sound, below.

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BOYTOY - 2015 Tour Dates
08/07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
08/15 - Charlottesville, VA @ Buddhist Biker Bar
08/17 - Savannah, GA @ Hang Fire
08/19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar ^
08/20 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge ^
08/21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
08/22 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox ^
08/23 - Asheville, NC @ Ben's Tune Up ^
08/24 - Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade ^
08/26 - Baltimore, MD @ Holy Frijoles
08/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy
08/28 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Carousel
08/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
^ La Luz

Sharkmuffin - 2015 Tour Dates
8/7 at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, NY (Album Release Party)
8/8 at Yacht Club in Asbury Park, NJ
8/9 at Kill Kenny, Newark, NJ
8/10 at TROMAVILLE, New Brunswick, NJ
8/11 at Trap, South Philly, PA
8/12 at Maudie's in Cincinnati, OH
8/13 at Happy Dog in Cleveland, OH
8/14 at Joyful Noise in Indianapolis, IN
8/15 at TBA, Chicago, IL
8/16 at The Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN
8/17 at Gabe's in Iowa City, IA
8/18 at O'Leavers in Omaha, NE
8/19 at The Vega in Lincoln, NE
8/20 1:30PM guest DJs on X-Rated Women in Music Lincoln, NE
8/21 at Moe's in Denver, CO
8/22 @ The Blind Tiger, Kansas City, MO
8/23 @ The Firebird St. Louis, MO
8/25 @ TBA, Richmond, VA
8/26 @ WCWM radio station on the campus of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA