UV Rays have shared their new single, “Boys.” The track is off their new EP Try and Begin out next week. The band will be playing a release show on March 2nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY. (info here). Try and Begin EP is out March 1st.
Guitarist Adrien DeFontaine once served as UV Rays’ principal songwriter, here he has invited his three bandmates to tackle lead vocals and songwriting duties as well. As a result, the have opened a floodgate of new perspectives and influences, embracing richly melodic pop music alongside their steadfast explorations of intricate, meter-shifting rock. “I wanted the songwriting to be a more democratic experience,” DeFontaine explains. “Early on, what people reacted to was seeing the four of us playing off each other live. That chemistry, and making something together that we couldn’t possibly do on our own, is what’s most exciting to me.” Try and Begin delivers big hooks alongside equally ambitious arrangements; it is as engaging as it is full of surprises.
Try and Begin EP
02. Existential Dread
04. Man Enough
03.02 – Union Pool (Try and Begin EP Release Show) – Brooklyn, NY
03.15 – Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, NY
04.14 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
04.17 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY