Release Date: Jul 26, 2019
Record label: Captured Tracks
At times sounding like The Clash if they'd come up in the Bushwick DIY scene, Brooklyn band B Boys capture the pent-up frustration of everyday life Modern life, as Blur told us 26 years ago, is rubbish. Fascists are running the world. The one percent are getting richer while the rest of us have to scrape to make ends meet. Brooklyn's B Boys know these very modern types of frustration, boredom, stress, and isolation well.
B Boys do a lot with two chords. Since the group's formation in 2014, a minimalist ethos has served as one of their guiding principles, and yet their spiny post-punk doesn't come across as simplistic. Pounding out compact arrangements with a kind of martial stringency, the New York trio has tempered their music with a sense of artful wit, helping to color their social commentaries with shades of absurdism.