Boy Harsher:. Massachusetts dark techno/EBM duo announce debut EP on Ascetic

Boy Harsher:. Massachusetts dark techno/EBM duo announce debut EP on Ascetic


Photo Credit: Una Blue

Today we introduce Northampton, MA duo Boy Harsher, who have shared single & video ‘Motion’, taken from their forthcoming debut EP. Country Girl EP will be released via Ascetic House (Marshstepper, Varg, Puce Mary, Helm, etc) on October 13th digitally and followed by 12” vinyl on October 27th. They tour Europe in November, including London and Newcastle – dates below.

Boy Harsher is a dark electronic duo producing gritty techno beats infused with enigmatic vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and compulsively danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants over the top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling, capturing the duo’s background in film.

Watch/listen to ‘Motion’ here

Boy Harsher started in early 2013 under the name Teen Dreamz. The project was based on short stories written and read by Matthews then live scored by Muller. As the project matured the instrumentals became more dance influenced and Matthews’ delivery became more dynamic and spontaneous. In January of 2014 Teen Dreamz took on the moniker Boy Harsher.

Country Girl features four brand new tracks and was written & recorded in Northampton, MA by Boy Harsher. The EP was produced by the band and Jordan Romero (Shy Violet, R&R Unlimited) in the summer of 2016. Maurizio Baggio (producer of The Soft Moon ‘Deeper’ and Merchandise ‘A Corpse Wired For Sound’) mixed & mastered the EP in early 2017. The artwork was designed by JS Aurelius (Destruction Unit, Marshstepper).

Boy Harsher tour dates:
Jul 21 Atlanta, GA – Irrelevant fest @ 529
Jul 28 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
Jul 29 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
Jul 30 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Aug 09 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady *
Sept 07/08/09 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch
Sept 15 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar #
Sept 20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
Oct 01 Chicago, IL – Cold Waves fest
Oct 26 Once Lounge & Ballroom – Somerville, MA
Oct 27 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus %
Oct 28 The Sound Hole – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 29 DC9 – Washington, DC
Oct 30  Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
Oct 31 Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight Bar & Club
Nov 02 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
Nov 03 Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
Nov 04 Providence, RI – Aurora
Nov 11 Los Angeles, CA – Cold Waves Fest
Nov 17 Berlin, DE – aufnahme + wiedergabe
Nov 18 Wroclaw, PL – CRK
Nov 21 Wien, AT – Rhiz
Nov 22 Frankfurt , DE – Das Bett
Nov 23 Den Haag, NL – Het Magazijn
Nov 24 Oberhausen, DE – Kulttempel
Nov 25 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Nov 27 London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
Nov 28 Newcastle, UK – Little Buildings
Nov 30 Lille, FR – BiPlan
Dec 01 Paris, FR – Tech Noire
Dec 03 Grenoble, FR – Le Ciel
Dec 04 Turin, IT – Blah Blah
* w/ Urochromes
# w/ Chameleons Vox
§ w/ Front 242
% w/ FlucT, Odonis Odonis
Additional EU dates to be announced soon.
Country Girl EP tracklist:
1. Motion
2. Country Girl
3. Underwater
4. Westerners

Country Girl EP artwork:


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