BOYTOY announce debut album + reveal first single

Boytoy promo with flag

BOYTOY have announced their debut full-length album, ‘Grackle,’ will be out on October 2 via PaperCup Music. They also revealed the lead single from the record – take a listen to  Postal via Soundcloud below.

BOYTOY emerged in 2014 with a self-titled debut that caught the attention of fans and critics from media such as Noisey, Stereogum, SPIN, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, NYLON, and Rolling Stone. The band headed into the studio in Philadelphia this spring with producer Al Creedon (Eternal Summers/Bleeding Rainbow) to record, resulting in 11 tracks of no nonsense, rock n’ roll tracks, with three-part vocal harmonies, and melodic hooks.

“This record is a full-on collaboration,” says Saara. “Some songs came together just through jamming. Others we brought to the group individually to be fleshed out, writing our own individual parts. Everyone sings on this record, which is cool. Ultimately making a diverse record of different styles.”

‘Grackle’ was chosen as the album’s name, first as a nod to SXSW, as the bird nearly out numbers music fans and industry during the annual Austin, Texas conference, and secondly based on the Mexican folklore of the bird, called Zanate in Spanish. Having no voice of its own, the grackle stole its seven distinct songs from the wise and knowing sea turtle. You can hear the Zanate’s vocals as the Seven Passions (Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness, and Anger) of life.

grackleTrack list:
01. Postal
02. Pulp
03. Building An Empire
04. Your Girl
05. Shape Up
06. Poison Breeder
07. Wild One
08. Owe Somebody
09. Sailor Jerry
10. To The Line
11. Can’t Get It


You can pre-order ‘Grackle’ on limited edition red or black vinyl here.

The Brooklyn trio will be previewing material this month when they play some East Coast tour dates, including supporting La Luz (full dates below).

Tour dates:
08/15 – Charlottesville, WV @ Buddhist Biker Bar
08/17 – Savannah, GA @ Hang Fire
08/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar ^
08/20 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge ^
08/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
08/22 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox ^
08/23 – Asheville, NC @ Ben’s Tune Up ^
08/24 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade ^
08/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Holy Frijoles
08/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy
08/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Carousel
08/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
^ La Luz

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