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Boyfrndz Back With “Gone”
Post-rock experimentalists foreshadow new LP Impulse
DAILY Music  May 9, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...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...."

Sound on Sound Review: Boyfrndz
Icy prog-noir locals help inaugurate first year fest
DAILY Music  November 5, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Like a fusion soundcheck by Thundercat at 11:30am on a hillside an hour outside of town in a medieval city; a 4-6pm back-to-back at BookPeople with Keith Morris and Waterloo Records with Alejandro Escovedo; all crowned by Adele herself on Red River. Boyfrndz included...."

Hikes and Boyfrndz Mosh McAllen
Austin twofer ventures far south on a Lone Star trek
DAILY Music  June 6, 2016, by Bryan Rolli
"...Hikes toured through San Antonio, McAllen, Houston, and Corpus Christi in support of Boyfrndz, a self-described “prog-psych quartet” from Austin that recently released its third full-length, Impulse. In a number of ways, their show at the southernmost tip of Texas looked far different than Boyfrndz’ nearly sold-out record release show at the Sidewinder on May 27..."

Playback: Live Music and Lodging
Hotel Indigo to break ground on Red River as Max Frost breaks the same with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on his Atlantic Records debut
Music Column  April 4, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...› Donate $5 to Boyfrndz and get a download of their brand new album, Breeder. The psychedelic math rockers discovered their van and cargo trailer stolen last Friday morning in San Francisco..."

Music Review  May 26, 2016, by Michael Toland
"...BoyfrndzImpulse (Brutal Panda)..."

Seven Samurai
SXSW Picks 2 Click: Austin acts cutting through the din
Music Story  March 5, 2015, by Michael Toland

Bridge Farmers' Superior Acid Metal
Hawkwind and Sabbath didn't spawn the Austin trio, but they should have
Music Story  August 9, 2018, by Michael Toland
"...The owner of music emporium Graffiti Records turned the pair on to Austin acts including the Butthole Surfers and Scratch Acid, which inspired their southern migration. Initially a quartet with Boyfrndz drummer Aaron Perez and East Cameron Folkcore frontman Jesse Moore on second guitar, the group quickly evolved into its current incarnation, with Rice riding the drum throne for the past five years...."

Live Music to See This Weekend
Your handbook for a happy Friday and Saturday
DAILY Music  July 7, 2017, by The Music Staff
"...“It’s pigeonholing and we’ve done our best to get rid of it on our bios, website, etc. … but it sticks.” Smile and Boyfrndz open, with Corduroi and Big Bill providing the afterparty..."

Transit Method’s Epic "Parasight"
Austin’s proggy power trio unloads video premiere
DAILY Music  June 26, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...The group, anchored by siblings Matt (vocals/guitar) and Mike LoCoco (drums), follows up an EP and a seven-inch single with their debut full-length, We Won’t Get Out Of Here Alive, out August 18 on Brutal Panda. That Relapse Records-affiliated, mostly local vinyl label, which issued Cherubs’ monumental 2015 comeback 2 Ynfynyty plus the subsequent Fist in the Air EP, put out wax by fellow Austinites Boyfrndz, who also emit a modern take on prog-influenced heavy music...."

SXSW Music No. 5
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Naomi Achu, Cakes da Killa, and 171 more added
DAILY Music  January 27, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Boyfrndz, Tony Bray, Cilantro Boombox, Dream Machine, Jacob Dupre Quintet, Quin Galavis, Rebecca Loebe, Money Chicha, Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, Noah North, Christopher Plowman, Ramesh, Small Houses, Peggy Stern Octet, the Teeta, Tinnarose, Tres Bourbonnais, Uncle Lucius, Ünloco, Patricia Vonne, the Wheelwrights, and Bonnie Whitmore...."

SXSW Music: Lucky No. 7 List
Action Bronson, Deerhoof, Laura Marling, and 160 more
DAILY Music  February 13, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...They vary from the established (Carolyn Wonderland) to a brand new metal band that wears leather gimp masks (Tear Dungeon). Also included: Bad Lovers, Booher, Boyfrndz, Dellacoma, DJ Hella Yella, dLo, Flatliner, Good Field, Greenbeard, Jesse Dayton, Keeper, Loki, Curtis McMurtry, Midnight Masses, Not in the Face, Otis the Destroyer, Pleasers, Ruby Jane, Silent Diane, Town Hall Devils, and the Wolf...."

Playback: Festival Buzz
Festival, Texas – spring edition
Music Column  April 25, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...› When experimental rockers Boyfrndz played Brooklyn's St. Vitus Bar on April 10, they had no idea the gear behind them was that of Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear..."

Playback: Fun Fun Fun Fest 8
Fun Fun Fun Fest finally arrives
Music Column  November 8, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...› Boyfrndz has signed with Philly vinyl purists Brutal Panda Records. The heavy, dreamy, experimental Austin quartet plans to hit the studio this winter with Erik Wofford to record its second LP..."

SXSW Music Announces First Band Cull
Some 10% of total acts showcasing March 11-16
DAILY Music  October 16, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Twenty-seven locals dot the March 11-16 landscape, including Raina Rose, Penny & Sparrow, Boyfrndz, Grace London, Cinco Doce, Burgess Meredith, and OBN III’s, all of whom will make their first appearance at the music conference. They’re joined by established acts (Los Lonely Boys, Amy Cook), up-and-comers (Wild Child, East Cameron Folkcore), and a few that warrant a wealth of national attention (Shakey Graves, Ume, Whiskey Shivers)...."

New All Eyes Single “Anesthesia” Inspired by Singer’s Near Death
A 2015 scooter accident created an unexpected therapeutic union
DAILY Music  January 28, 2019, by Kevin Curtin
"...Not long after her recovery, Marecek joined – or was tricked into joining – a new band helmed by Geoff Earle from Stiletto Feels and Fresh Millions. The group also includes masterly drummer Aaron Perez (Boyfrndz, Ume), Sword bassist Bryan Richie, and ex-Octopus Project multi-instrumentalist Ryan Figg...."

Last Week in Live Music: TV On the Radio, Megafauna, Mitski, and More
PHOTO GALLERY  November 14, 2018
"...Staff photographer David Brendan Hall picks his favorite photos from last week's local shows. Pictured here: Boyfrndz at Barracuda on November 9, 2018..."

Last Week in Live Music: Megafauna, White Denim, Temple of Angels, and More
PHOTO GALLERY  August 29, 2018
"...Boyfrndz at Barracuda on August 24, 2018..."

Playback – SXSW Recap: Love, Hate, Garth & Trump
Final love / hate SXSW listicles
Music Story  March 23, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm uplifted Auditorium Shores as direct support for Friday's Prince tribute; Austin country queen Sunny Sweeney warmed up for Garth Brooks by generating fan-girl excitement, debuting ace new disc Trophy, and generally poking fun at her genre by instructing fans to edit pictures making her look extra tan and thin; and Shakey Graves got backed by Questlove and company at the annual Roots & Friends Jam on Saturday. Meanwhile, Spoon piled locals onto their three-night stand at the old Emo's, including A Giant Dog, Quin Galavis, Boyfrndz, Walker Lukens, and Sweet Spirit...."

SXSW Tuesday Showcase Picks
Music Story  March 9, 2017
"...Filling out the bill are different lineups each night, handpicked by the band, including one special, surprise guest. This night: the noisy bashing pop of Boyfrndz; Big Big Love, tuneful youths who prove the indie rock revolution has reached deep into Mexico City; the Bright Light Social Hour, one of Austin's most seasoned psychedelic offerings; and Daniel's (and hipper Austin's) favorite punk band, A Giant Dog..."

Drank the Lemonade
As album sales give way to streaming services, how much longer will we be able to purchase music?
Music Story  December 29, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...10) Boyfrndz, Impulse (Brutal Panda) Top 10 Austin Vinyl [image-6-right]..."

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