Label: Brutal Panda Records - BPR-24 • Format: Vinyl LP Clear • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Experimental
Release Date: Tracklist. Album Rating: 3. As for the vocals sounding like Cedric, indeed, but not that close in my ears, Boyfrndz got their own sound, and their songs are way more compact.
But sure the influence is clear. Besides, ex-Mars Volta Ikey Owens is often involved. Album Rating: 4. Singing in a high register doesn't automatically mean you sound like Cedric. This album slays. Listen to both. It's not just in the vocals, its in the production and musicianship as a whole.
This is like a heavier version of Foals - I like it! Boyfrndz Breeder 3. Review Summary: A very dense, compact and invigorating if little short album which could have been a little masterpiece.
Rank: 0 for Boyfrndz could be added to this extensive list thanks to their sophomore album "Breeder", via Brutal Panda Records, almost two years after their debut "All Day Pass". If their first album offered some pretty dense and powerful tracks, somewhere between post-hardcore and math rock, the whole sounded quite monotonous, the rather similar compositions, a uniform sound palette and the shy subdued vocals being its main drawbacks.
Boyfrndz' second effort represents a hell of a giant step, a progress already noticeable on their 5-track EP "Natures" in Not only does the band improve on those mentioned downsides with a more colorful production, thanks to Erik Wofford Maserati, The Black Angels, White Denimand stronger vocals, they are further expanding their hypnotic and intricate sound - the addition of guitarist Jesse Moore could play a role - with memorable hooks and some surprisingly emotional deliveries : math rock doesn't have to be drowned by numbers.
It would however be unfair to box Boyfrndz in one musical genre for sure, they are actually rather difficult to label, or let's imagine a more concise and near devoid Dark Braining - Boyfrndz - Breeder guitar solos Mars Volta or a less insanely neurotic Blood Brothers, or some mix of both, for instance on "Burn Through It".
However this short album, 8 songs packed into little more than 30 minutes, really starts Dark Braining - Boyfrndz - Breeder with the third song and single "Shape Shifter" and its groovy yet intricate drum beat, floating bass line and spacey to ear-piercing synths, guitars are near absent here. This song possesses an almost Running Marie - Various - Enfermés Dehors (Bof) quality if it wasn't for the at times frantic drumming.
Vocals gain more prominence on "Dark Braining" while the rest of the instrumentation reaches near stadium rock anthemic peaks with a wall of shoegaze Peace & Love - 24-7 Spyz - This Is.24-7 Spyz!, booming bass and colossal drums.
The second half of the album starts with its longest piece, the six-minute "Design", which is also one of the most moving, ambitious and emotional songs on the entire album. Even heavier is "Make Believe", which sounds like being intermittently stomped over by some giant winged god Slow Me Down - Kevin Blechdom - Eat My Heart Out would take off, fly for a little while then land like a ton of lead on our chest with pummeling drums and bass to take off again through airborne guitars and finally crash-landing all over our sorry ass and provoke chaos and destruction around.
This song contains one of the few real but short guitar solos and it's a loud ear-spitting one at that. The already mentioned "Burn Through It" is certainly the Dark Braining - Boyfrndz - Breeder energetic song around, a sonic bullet of distorted bass, harsh rocking guitars, bashing drums and fiery here ethereal there vocals.
The hell of a closer Irresponsible Hate Anthem - Marilin Manson96* - Antichrist Superstar Faces" ends up the album with its slowest yet most loaded with heavy guitars and punctually thunderous drumming momentum until it goes all into space rock kinda pink floydian territories and leaves us moved, Dark Braining - Boyfrndz - Breeder and wanting more. A very dense, compact and invigorating if little short album which could have been a little masterpiece if more songs were of the quality level Dark Braining - Boyfrndz - Breeder "Shape Shifter", "Big Faces" and mostly "Design".
Boyfrndz could very much become pretty big, this album is epic and anthemic at times, open-eared Muse's fans could enjoy them, if they are not afraid to see their skirts lift up for awhile. Saying this, I'm a little afraid they could become emphatic-for-the-sake-of-being-emphatic, there are some hints here and there on "Breeder", like their fellow city folks In the meantime, a band to watch and Dark Braining - Boyfrndz - Breeder closely.
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Sea of Tranquility Review: 'Boyfrndz: Breeder' - Sea of Tranquility - Music for the New Intellectual! "Dark Braining", and "Make Believe" have a deft touch, a liquid-like quality, that is quite endearing. "Burn Through It" might be the heaviest track on the album, a complex, groove laden number that combines the proggy aspects of The Mars.
Boyfrndz could be added to this extensive list thanks to their sophomore album "Breeder", via Brutal Panda Records, almost two years after their debut "All Day Pass". If their first album offered some pretty dense and powerful tracks, somewhere between post-hardcore and math rock, the whole sounded quite monotonous, the rather similar.
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Breeder, an Album by Boyfrndz. Released 1 April on Brutal Panda (catalog no. BPR; Vinyl LP). Genres: Math Rock/5(30).
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Boyfrndz achieves that epic feel effortlessly on LP Breeder. Unashamed to be tagged progressive, singer/guitarist Scott Martin, bassist Joseph Raines, drummer Aaron Perez, and guitarist Jason Erwin shatter windows with an eruption of melody, power, and emotion – honed by enough craft to keep the colors from running.