Posts Tagged ‘boyracer’

Emotional Response at Austin Town Hall

There’s a bit of a staggering stutter that comes to the guitar work in the opening moments of this new single from Boyracer.  It should come as no surprise as the band’s been releasing catchy pop tunes for their 20+ career…landing on labels like Slumberland and Sarah Records.  Sadly, the word on the street is that this might be their final EP, which will come out on Emotional Response,the label run by the band’s Stewart Anderson.  The label is about to release a slew of new singles from the likes of Hulaboy and Safe Distance, but I figured this one is a must for your radar.

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Emotional Response at Rebel Noise

Long-running DIY indie crash-popsters Stewart Anderson and Jen Turrell give a final farewell with a new 7″ EP and video.

Celebrated indie-punk-poppers Boyracer have enjoyed a lengthy career in the indie-underworld/underbelly/armpit (depending on how you look at it) with amazingly over 800 commercially-released songs since their 1991 debut. You’d think that’s a made up number, but no. Boyracer have released records on such acclaimed and regarded labels as Sarah, Slumberland, Blackbean and Placenta, HHBTM, etc, and at this point have crafted their aggressive melodic pop into a fine art.

Boyracer’s recent 7″ EP on Emotional Response Records, however, is touted to be their final release, a dazzling 4-song EP of crash pop greatness. It was recorded after a 4-year hiatus and features the only constant member Stewart Anderson, his wife Jen Turrell, and Sarah Records era guitarist Matt Green, making his return to the world of Boyracer after nearly 2 decades. After two and a half decades the needle is still buried far into the red.

The video for first single “Jump” features Stewart Anderson (Boyracer), Jen Turrell (Boyracer), Mike Shulman (Black Tambourine/Slumberland Records), Ara Hacopian (Boyracer/Saturday People), and Mario Hernandez (From Bubblegum to Sky/Kids on a Crime Spree). Video by Claude Cardenas, filmed at the 2014 San Francisco Popfest and at Jen and Stew’s home in AZ. Music available from http://www.jenandstew.com.

http://youtu.be/UceSvTjiKek

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Emotional Response at The Sunday Experience

Talking of boyracer – the attached guide note makes mention of over two decades of indie cool totalling (what?) over 800 release appearances and all this whilst taking a sabbatical which they are now returned and re-energised from. The ‘pete shelley’ EP features four grizzled power pop nuggets dragged from their lo-fi basement. Lead out track ‘Pete Shelley’ brief and blistered comes awkwardly frazzled out of the traps like some beaten around edges slab of skewed bubble groove taking to its heart a wannabe Monkees vibe lovingly roughed up and rippling in the anti-pop skin of an Albini overseen Wedding Present. As you’d rightly expect from a track titled ‘2nd wave mod’ the ‘Racers go rummaging around 60’s compilations and don their finest Carnaby St threads for some nifty beat grooved swagger and swoon, the aloofness and edginess of the Who burns its trademark footprint across the grooves though scratch a little deeper and the subtle investment of ears pinned listening to the Action reaps its reward. Ripped in oodles of spikiness and hatefulness ‘the kind of man you are’ is your short and bitter slap to the head comeuppance drilled through at a manic pace which ought to have admirers of the pooh sticks and the violent femmes cooing from the side lines and leaves ‘jump’ to round up matters, alas not the Van Halen version but instead an addictively infectious daft and carefree jab of sunny sided effervescent lo-fi loveliness which had I not known would have hazarded a guess was by those lovable souls Helen Love – kind of makes it a required purchase.

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Boyracer at Losing Today

Talking of boyracer – the attached guide note makes mention of over two decades of indie cool totalling (what?) over 800 release appearances and all this whilst taking a sabbatical which they are now returned and re-energised from. The ‘pete shelley’ EP features four grizzled power pop nuggets dragged from their lo-fi basement. Lead out track ‘Pete Shelley’ brief and blistered comes awkwardly frazzled out of the traps like some beaten around edges slab of skewed bubble groove taking to its heart a wannabe Monkees vibe lovingly roughed up and rippling in the anti-pop skin of an Albini overseen Wedding Present. As you’d rightly expect from a track titled ‘2nd wave mod’ the ‘Racers go rummaging around 60’s compilations and don their finest Carnaby St threads for some nifty beat grooved swagger and swoon, the aloofness and edginess of the Who burns its trademark footprint across the grooves though scratch a little deeper and the subtle investment of ears pinned listening to the Action reaps its reward. Ripped in oodles of spikiness and hatefulness ‘the kind of man you are’ is your short and bitter slap to the head comeuppance drilled through at a manic pace which ought to have admirers of the pooh sticks and the violent femmes cooing from the side lines and leaves ‘jump’ to round up matters, alas not the Van Halen version but instead an addictively infectious daft and carefree jab of sunny sided effervescent lo-fi loveliness which had I not known would have hazarded a guess was by those lovable souls Helen Love – kind of makes it a required purchase.

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