Grackle

by BOYTOY

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about

BOYTOY announced their debut full-length album, Grackle, will be arriving October 2 on PaperCup Music, and premiered lead single, and lead track from the record, “Postal”, today via Noisey – share via Soundcloud. The Brooklyn trio will be previewing material this month with a run of East Coast tour dates, including supporting La Luz (full dates below).

BOYTOY emerged in 2014 with a ferocious live show, and a self-titled debut that caught the attention of fans and critics from outlets 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 bangers, with three-part vocal harmonies, and melodic hooks galore.

BOYTOY was originally formed in 2013, by Saara Untracht-Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke, with both handling guitar/vocal duties. The two knew each other through touring via former bands, and shared a mutual love of both surfing and skating. They were joined on drums around the release of the BOYTOY EP, by drummer Matthew Gregory Aidala, whose laidback drumming style complemented the slash-and-burn guitar attacks of Saara and Glenn, infusing a different perspective into the songwriting process, and creating a truly collaborative band.

“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.

Grackle track-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

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released October 26, 2016

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