So I woke up this morning to a new track from GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, the NYC/DC band’s first new material in at least a decade. It’s like going downstairs to check the mail and as you wipe the nightsnot out of your eye, you unexpectedly see an old friend waiting at the door. Very cool. Then you scan the old friend up and down and think “Shit, you look great.” And then, “Uhhhh, why are you here?”
This new GVSB track, “It’s a Diamond Life,” via Soundcloud, looks and sounds pretty fab, a fairly by-the-numbers full-frontal-awesome that retains the band’s trademark crunch. According to P4k, the song might or might not be on a new EP due this fall, around when the band wraps up a 15-date European run and hits the States for a trio of gigs: Sept. 11 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom; Sept. 12 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly; and Sept. 13 at a to-be-announced venue in DC.
Of course, no Boston date… yet. In the meantime we’re left with a gritty new tune that makes it feel like the mid-to-late-’90s all over again. Time to dust off Freak*on*ica.