Posts Tagged ‘Dear Boy’

February 1, 2018

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.30.2018 – 01.31.2018

Featured Music – January 30 – 31, 2018
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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January 31, 2018

Though I actually ran into one of the members of Dear Boy nearly a year ago in Austin at SXSW, I’ve somehow never caught the Los Angeles based band live, since I had to miss out on their prior stop at Popscene in San Francisco. I’m hoping this all changes in 2018 now that the band is releasing new material, and very fine material at that. New single Love Interest premiered last week on NYLON, and it’s a profuse dose of the band’s retro-styled new wave and indie rock. Love Interest is a rich thrumming, nostalgic whirring canvas of 80s and 90s evoking sound. About the song, Dear Boy’s Ben Grey says: “‘Love Interest’ is a song written for our clumsy years. We wanted to write something recklessly optimistic about love and the joys of being out of your depth. Pulp had a big influence on this song. I wasn’t old enough to have them on my high school walls but whenever I listen to them now, there’s a bizarre sense memory of something I never experienced. That’s a quality we were hoping to nuzzle up to while recording. Disco 2000 meet Disco 2018.” A single release show goes down tomorrow night (January 31st) at the Troubadour in LA, ticket info can be found, here.

January 12, 2017

I’ve been wondering what smoldering Los Angeles indie pop duo Pr0files has been up to these past months. After all, they gave us a spectacular debut full length named Jurassic Technologie and they were easily one of the most passionately captivating acts I caught at SXSW last year. Turns out, among whatever other mysterious feats they’ve might be busy with, they’ve also churned out a synthwavey remix that I’m head over heels for. Pr0files has turned Dear Boy’s bittersweet rock gem Alluria on its head, giving it a fresh new identity with their vocoder heavy electronic edit. Shades of Kavinsky and hints of S U R V I V E can be found on this gloriously pulsing sonic mass. As much as I’m fond of Dear Boy’s original, I can’t help but welcome this unique take on the track by Pr0files, with wide open, jubilant raised arms. 

December 22, 2016


May your Christmas and New Year’s be merrily filled with music.

All songs featured on IHM.

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December 22, 2016

Yesterday, IHM shared a set of holiday tunes to capture the spectrum of emotion we oft encounter during this time period, whether exuberant or melancholic. But there’s one song we need to slide on in that I happened to let slip through the cracks. Dear Boy’s Christmas original, Cold Spell, is anything but icy. In fact, it’s like a warm embrace, full of comfort. The Los Angeles quartet presents us with gorgeously layered indie rock on the song, at once guttural longing yet sun dappled glistening. It feels like I’ve stepped outside on a freezing winter day. Though thick snow covers the ground, a bright sun glares overhead from a sky that is pure, flawless blue. That snow will soon begin to melt and the ice in your heart may start to thaw, but it still feels a little bit desolate out in the beauty of it all. Head over to Soundcloud for more of Dear Boy’s music.

July 20, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.18.2016

Featured music – July 18th, 2016

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July 19, 2016

I don’t know what the word “alluria” means, or if it’s another language for allure. Dear Boy’s new song is undeniably alluring, a bittersweet alt rock song that brings together hints of post punk, new wave, and Britpop. It’s the perfect balance of jangling and earthy, vibrant and wistful. The Los Angeles based band is preparing to release their sophomore EP, Parts of a Flower, and Alluria is the latest single from the record. There’s a gut wrenching quality to the song, which haunts the heart long after it ends. Dear Boy’s Parts of a Flower EP is scheduled to drop on August 5th via Easy Hell. Pre-order, here.