GOOD BOY share new single ‘A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’

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Release new single ‘A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’ EP Shirk Life out Friday 10 November via Barely Dressed Australian headline tour in December

Premiered this week on Beats 1 RadioGood Boy have now shared their new single ‘A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’. This is the second single to come from their hyper-intelligent and raucous EP Shirk Lifedue November 10 via Barely Dressed Records.

The song itself spits a frustrated and self-explanatory message about the absurd, insulting and embarrassing marriage equality plebiscite in Australia. As singer Rian King explains, “122 million dollars of public funding for an opinion is disgusting. In NZ all they had to do was sign a piece of paper and go to lunch but our pathetic bureaucracy-obsessed need to spend money and time, distracts from what should already be legal. There is no valid argument against same sex marriage.”

Recorded by Cameron Smith from Incremental Records ( Dune RatsDZ Deathrays and Velociraptor) and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring / Total Control), ‘A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’ is whip-smart and catchy-as-hell. And it comes with a brand new (claymation!) video directed by Fin Marx. Watch via the image below.

As Marx explains, “The video was more of a fun arts and crafts project for our sharehouse than anything. We had a limited time frame and budget so we figured ‘why not a claymation?’ and blindly went from there. There’s a lot of little inside jokes (like Rian’s dancing) that I hope brings the fans a little closer to what the band are all really like.”

Shirk Life will be available on a limited edition 12” vinyl, packaged with their earlier standout EP Plum. You can pre-order the double EP now.

Good Boy – ‘A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’
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Good Boy are heading around Australia this December, and you don’t want to miss them. Their live energy recalls the best of Cloud NothingsParquet Courts and Australia’s influential Eddy Current Suppression Ring. In the last 12 months alone they have played Falls FestivalBlurst of Times,Splendour in the Grass, and toured with SkeggsThe CreasesJapandroids and Grinspoon. Lets just say they are in the best form they could possibly be in. Catch Good Boy on the following dates:

December 8 – Brighton Hotel, Mandurah – Tickets
December 9 – Mr Lonely, Fremantle – Tickets
December 14 – The Workers Club, Melbourne – Tickets
December 15 – The Lansdowne, Sydney – Tickets
December 16  – Crowbar, Brisbane – Tickets
December 22 – Cats at Rocket Bar, Adelaide – Tickets

Shirk Life Tracklisting
1. A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)

  1. 1972 VW Superbug
  2. Consume, You Yuppy Dogs
  3. Fishing With A Shotgun
  4. Hell In A Handbasket
  5. Majic Country


Good Boy – Shirk Life is out Friday 10 November via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control Records.

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