In 2010, Austin trio Boyfrndz rose from the ashes of We The Granada. Guitarist Scott Martin and bassist Joseph Raines tapped Martin’s roommate Aaron Perez to slap the skins, and the new rock band’s core was formed. For their 2011 self-titled debut, the group added a second guitarist in Kelvin Baron and nabbed Ikey Owens (ex-The Mars Volta keyboardist currently playing with Jack White’s The Buzzards) to co-produce and provide some keys. Now back as a three-piece, Boyfrndz are set to followup February’s And So it Goes…EP with their sophomore full-length, All Day Pass.
Recorded live at Austin’s Shelter studios over the course of three days, the new record puts Boyfrndz’s live energy on tape. All Day Pass‘ raw rock sounds are perfectly demonstrated in the album cut “Hear Say”. Reminiscent of early Jane’s Addiction with a spacey twist, Martin’s chugging guitars break into swirling solos while Perez keeps the percussion energetic and unpredictable. Listen to and download the track below. Ready, set, right click.
All Day Pass will be self-released on CD and digital download on September 11th, followed shortly after by a vinyl LP from Spora Records.