“[B Boys] make frill-free rock music that feels indebted to the last several decades of goofy punks – from Ian Svenonius to their tourmates Parquet Courts” – Pitchfork
“A singular force against an indifferent world, a unified wall of inside jokes, jittery noise, and propulsive post-punk.” – FLOOD Magazine
New York’s B Boys today announce their second album Dudu out Friday 26 July via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records. Along with the announcement comes the first slice off the album, ‘I Want’,featuring Pill’s Veronica Torres – a bright, feel-good critique of capitalism and greed.
“I Want’ was inspired by the frustration of having to demand for the things you innately deserve. It’s about overconsumption and dissatisfaction, as well as the infinite process of personal improvement.” says B Boys.
There’s a lot of noise in the world, but what are we actually saying? On Dudu, B Boys take time to laugh, scream and chant their way through the absurdity of it all.
B Boys (Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, Britton Walker) find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting.
Across two acclaimed releases on Captured Tracks — 2016’s No Worry No Mind EP and 2017’s debut full-length Dada — B Boys explore solitude and self-reflection through sharp, high-energy shouts and melodic mediations. Now, the sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band’s highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara) to be released on Friday 26 July.
B Boys have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, supporting acts such as Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Shame, Sunflower Bean, and Thee Oh Sees.
Influenced by The Clash, Wire, and Talking Heads, Dudu finds B Boys picking up where they left off, pondering quotidien grievances while examining the bigger picture. On tracks like ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ and ‘Automation,’ subtle tensions meet agonising pressure that softly build, then explode.