“[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
Following the release of lead single ‘I Want’ featuring Veronica Torres (Pill), New York’s B Boys have now shared their new single & video ‘Pressure Inside’ – taken from their second album Dudu out Friday 26 July via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.
As premiered by Stereogum, ‘Pressure Inside’ boasts the raucous, in-your-face energy of an angsty Parquet Courts cut. Over a tight, jittery guitar, they shout, “I’m always busy in my mind / Can’t think things through / It’s getting harder to breathe.”. On the video “Britton and I both sing a lot in this song so we thought it would be fun to showcase that duality.”says Brendon Avalos.
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.
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.
2. Pressure Inside
5. Ceremonies Of Waste
6. Instant Pace
8. Another Anthem
9. I Want
10. On Repeat
11. Smoke You
12. Can’t Stand It
14. Taste For Trash
B Boys – Dudu is Friday 26 July via Captured Tracks / Remote Control