Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus form supergroup boygenius
The indie rockers release three new songs and announce self-titled EP.August 21, 2018
Three of the best names in indie rock joined forces to create a brand-new supergroup called boygenius. Composed of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, the group also announced a six-track self-titled EP.
To prep for the release, the trio dropped tracks “Me & My Dog,” “Stay Down” and “Bite The Hand” from their forthcoming EP, out Nov. 9 via Matador Records.
Earlier this month, Bridgers confirmed the existence of the new project at NPR Music’s ‘Turning The Tables Live’ concert and discussion, according to Brooklyn Vegan. The new tracks are the first taste of music from the indie-rock all-stars.
“When we met, Lucy and Phoebe and I were in similar places in our lives and our
musical endeavors, but also had similar attitudes toward music that engendered an
immediate affinity,” Baker says. “Lucy and Phoebe are incredibly gifted performers,
and I am a fan of their art outside of being their friends, but they are also both very wise,
discerning and kind people whom I look up to in character as much as in talent.”
After deciding to tour together, Baker, Bridgers and Dacus decided to make a seven-inch.
“A long time ago, before I even met Phoebe, Julien mentioned that she had a pipe dream of starting a band with both of us,” Dacus says. “Then we booked this tour and decided thetime was right.”
Listen to the three stunning new songs below.
You can check out the EP’s tracklisting below and preorder your copy of it here.
- “Bite The Hand”
- “Me & My Dog”
- “Stay Down”
- “Salt In The Wound”
- “Ketchum, ID”
After finishing up their individual solo tours, the members of boygenius will hit the road together, but not as a collective. Each artist will play their own solo set; however, with all of them on the same tour, you never know what could happen. Check out a full list of dates below and pick up your tickets here!
11/04 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/06 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/07 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/08 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/10 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/11 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/12 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/13 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/15 — St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/16 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
11/17 — Minneapolis, MN @ First venue
11/19 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/20 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/23 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/24 — Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
11/25 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/27 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/29 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
11/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern