Boyfrndz Back With “Gone”

Post-rock experimentalists foreshadow new LP Impulse

More than ever, Boyfrndz occupy the gap between prog and pop. Musically left-brained, lyrically right hemisphere, the Austin quartet fuses mathematics and passion on teaser track “Gone,” twisting a minor post-rock waltz into a tonal avalanche as Scott Martin’s golden falsetto fantasizes about breaking away.

Joseph Raines, Scott Martin, and Aaron Perez of Boyfrndz. (Photo by Tyson Zoltan Heder)

“At the time we wrote this record, I was ending a long relationship and leaving a job I had for five years,” reveals Martin of the track’s lyrical inspiration. “All coming at once, the songs became a release. That’s basically what this record is: a sigh.

“In a good way.”

“Gone” arrives in the chewy center of Boyfrndz’ third LP Impulse, arriving May 27 on Brutal Panda Records, the label responsible for Cherubs’ unlikely comeback LP 2 Ynfynyty and new Fist in the Air EP. According to Martin, who composes most of Boyfrndz songs with drum samurai Aaron Perez (Ume, ex-East Cameron Folkcore, ex-Bridge Farmers), the album’s title is a testament to the way they make music – driven by impulses.

“There’s no direction. It all just falls out,” says Martin, adding that Impulse was written in a month and recorded before the songs were ever played live. “In Boyfrndz, it’s always been about finding it instead of forcing it.”

Pre-order Impulse here. Boyfrndz celebrates the new album’s release with a show at Sidewinder on Friday, May 27, followed by a regional tour.

Boyfrndz Tour Dates:

May 27: Austin – Sidewinder (w/ Hikes)
June 2: San Antonio – Limelight (w/ Hikes)
June 3: McAllen – Yerberia Cultura (w/ Hikes)
June 4: Corpus Christi – the NASA (w/ Hikes)
June 5: Houston – Satellite (w/ Hikes, Residual Kid)
June 7: New Orleans, La. – Siberia (w/ Residual Kid)
June 8: Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge Music Studios (w/ Residual Kid)
June 9: Lafayette, La. – Majestic (w/Residual Kid)
June 10: Denton – Rubber Gloves (w/ Residual Kid)
June 11: Ft. Worth – 1912 (w/ Cleanup)

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