Tonight we feel thrilled to host the exclusive video premiere on Last Day Deaf, of ‘Drinks with the Girls‘ by lo-fi/indie pop mavericks Boyracer. from their due for release on July 5th, 14th studio album ‘Assuaged‘, via Emotional Response label. The group’s founder and mainstay Stewart Anderson (vocals, bass, drums) & Christina Riley (vocals, guitars) keep the “indie flame” alive with this 3-minute ultra fuzzy, lo-fi rock banger, with more energy than a coming on strong, indie band of spunky youths. Worth mentioning is the mad as a March hare video with the sexy, anthropomorphic balloons which are inviting us for a frenetic party like in the(ir) glorious Fluff/Sarah Records days…
Will you resist?
On the 14th studio full length “Assuaged”, Boyacer mainstay Stewart Anderson has hit the jackpot, with 14 concise genre defining crashpop gems. Building on the critical acclaim of 2020s fan favourite, “On A Promise”, Anderson is again aided and abetted by the simpatico talents of Christina Riley, (Artsick / Burnt Palms) and the melodic talent of Sarah Records / Slumberland Records-era member Matty Green (Tall Boy / Declining Winter).
Stewart’s vocals are vitriolic and pointed, meshing perfectly with Christina’s. Ms. Riley handles the lead guitar for most of the album, ensuring a new direction on a well loved path. Mattys presence assures the pop element shines through the trademark squalling feedback bursts.
Reflective and urgent, “Assuaged” offers many highlights. The instant rush of “Tommy McNeil” is a paean to the delightful confusions of a first crush. “40 Hours” is the autobiographical recollections of Stewart’s disdain at working at a “national health food chain” during Covid. “Spoils” champions art over fiscal rewards, whilst “Digital Friends” questions how many Facebook friends we really need.
At 36 minutes long, “Assuaged” contains all the classic and loved elements of Boyracer, distilled into a rush of euphoric Indie Punk songwriting mastery.