Following a sold out European tour, including an upgraded date at London’s 1250-capacity Heaven, Massachusetts duo BOY HARSHER have shared a new video & announced new European festival dates.
The video accompanies the steamy, hedonistic club track “Come Closer”, taken from the band’s new album ‘Careful’ which was released on the band’s own label Nude Club Records back in February. It was directed by Muted Widows (Widow Brothers + Nedda Afsari) who commented: “This is the first time we all (Michael R. Zumaya, Michael E Linn, and Nedda Afsari) collaborated on a project from start to finish, and Boy Harsher couldn’t be a more perfect fit for us as our new collective Muted Widows. For Come Closer, we explored duality. There are things within us that feel so familiar and, conversely, so different. At the end, both are integral parts of yourself. Our amazing crew and exceptional talent really came together to create something we’re extremely proud of. Furthermore, we’re extremely flattered to create the visuals for a stellar track.”
With ‘Careful’, Boy Harsher’s Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller use the medium of minimal electronics to create a compelling narrative of a deteriorating family and the reaction to run away from it. The record plots its time between songs that study the trauma embedded within loss, and the compulsion to flee. If their previous releases, EP ‘Lesser Man’ (various pressings on Soft Science/Night People/Aufnahme + Wiedergabe/Nude Club) and LP ‘Yr Body is Nothing’ (various pressings on DKA Records/Nude Club) narrated the pain and desperation that follows after something goes awry, then this LP, ‘Careful’, describes what loves gives you: fear and joy, tenderness and pain. For Boy Harsher, ‘Careful’ attempts to detail the enveloping trauma of loss combined with the fantasy of escape. The band expands upon the fine-tuned production developed in their last EP ‘Country Girl’ (Ascetic House), but with plenty of nods to the fast tempo and grittiness of ‘Lesser Man’.
The band are currently coming to the end of an extensive US tour, before returning to Europe for festival appearances this summer. Details below and more dates to be announced soon.
Boy Harsher live dates:
April 17 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
April 18 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
April 19 @ The Zebulon, LA SOLD OUT
April 20 @ Black Box – Tijuana, MX
May 24 @ Spin Time Labs – Rome, IT
May 25 @ Je T’aime Festival – Padova, IT
May 26 @ Hana-Bi – Marina Di Ravenna, IT
May 28 @ Serdce – Saint Petersburg, RU
May 29 @ Pluton – Moscow, RU
May 30 @ Kilbi Festival – Bad Bonn, CH
May 31 @ Kaiku – Helsinki, FI
June 01 @ Immergut Festival – Neustrelitz, DE
June 05 @ Khidi – Tbilisi, GE
June 07 @ Lyse Netter – Moss, NO
June 08 @ Aucard De Tours – Tours, FR
June 27 @ Plissken Festival – Athens, GR
June 28 @ Fusion Festival – Larz, DE
June 29 @ Rockoramas Festival – Toulon, FR
June 30 @ Val De Rock – Val d’Europe, FR