BOYTOY have announced their self-titled, debut EP will be arriving May 13 on PaperCup Music and premiered the first single off the record, “Shallow Town”. The Brooklyn-based trio led by Saara Untracht Oakner (vocals/guitar) and Glenn Van Dyke (guitar) recorded the record with Chris McLaughlin at his 1867 Studio in Chelsea, MA with original drummer Dylan Ramsey. Ramsey has since jettisoned back home to Washington State and been replaced by Matthew Gregory.
Untracht-Oakner and Van Dyke formed BOYTOY in 2013 after the demise of their respective former bands (You Can Be A Wesley and Beast Make Bomb), after a 2am jam session was deemed successful. BOYTOY self-released the single “Visits” last fall, recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn. The band premiered a video for the track, co-directed by Van Dyke, earlier this month, starring Horatio Sanz.
BOYTOY have been a regular on the New York scene the past year. They’ll take their live show down to Austin for the SXSW Music Conference.
BOYTOY track listing:
01. Helluva Party
02. Shallow Town
03. Future Ghost
04. TV Dreams
07. Shark In The Sun
02/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
03/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
03/11 – Austin, TX @ Spider House (Texas Is Funny Party/SXSW)
03/12 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Space (Burger Records Showcase/SXSW)
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (Panache Booking Party/SXSW)