Thursday, April 11 at Royale Boston (279 Tremont St) w/ Miho Hatori and The Sisterhood Band
EAST COAST PREMIERE OF NEW SONG! AND THE DEBUT OF TWO NEW MEMBERS!!
Due to overwhelming demand Boygenius has added a third show (Boston, NY & LA), each with two unique artist lineups, see below for details. All three shows will feature an exclusive world premiere of a new song by the trio. The concerts mark the first time McCaughan, Sloss and Weiss have performed together since 2013; their last release as Boygenius was a 7″ split with Waxahatchee that was released in 2014. Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the public Friday, February 1 at 10 AM local time. Sloss and Weiss will also be hitting the road as a duo this spring as part of the Sister Cities Tour as well as performing their own solo dates. McCaughan is currently touring Europe with Superchunk and continues to play select solo shows throughout 2018.
All three shows feature two acts each night telling unique stories about traveling between country’s cities, but without leaving the audience behind—a metaphor for how far-reaching these artists’ musical identities have become. Following an unforgettable first Boston show last December (featuring sister bands Swearin’ & Waxahatchee), this unprecedented collaboration will be a can’t miss event.
The first Boston show on April 11 will feature the debut of two new members: Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto) & The Sisterhood Band, and is co-presented by WXPN’s Funk & Soul during their annual Free At Noon concert series. A limited number of tickets for each show are available to XPN Members only. Visit xpn.org/concerts to join or upgrade now!
Each night will feature musical collaborations from these fiercely independent artists spanning punk rock, indie folk and beyond into psychedelic dream pop and infinite other galaxies—a reminder that everything that falls under the umbrella of “indie” music today is connected across time by the unbreakable threads of artistic empathy.
Boygenius formed in July 2017 via chance encounters at McCaughan’s Durham, NC record label Merge Records. Weiss and McCaughan had toured together previously with their bands Alvvays and Superchunk. Weiss first encountered Sloss when she played guitar as a surprise guest during one of his solo shows (backstage after the set, the two began discussing favorite Superchunk lyrics). Sloss later asked Sloss to play on some songs for his debut album under the Waxahatchee moniker at his studio in Brooklyn—where they discovered their mutual admiration for each other’s work.The three artists decided to reconvene in 2018 at McCaughan’s studio in North Carolina to record their debut self-titled EP. And while the trio plans on continuing with new material and occasional performances, all three artists intend to stay focused on their current projects: McCaughan is currently touring the world with Superchunk and has a new solo album coming out via Merge Records in Fall 2018; Weiss recently released her sophomore album as Waxahatchee titled “Out In The Storm” (via Merge) which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart & was included on numerous “Best Of” lists for 2017; Sloss’ first full-length under his name will be released by indie powerhouse label DFA this spring, following an acclaimed 7″ single on the label last year.
On March 30, Merge Records will release a vinyl box set compiling all three artists’ prior work with their respective bands, including Alvvays’ self-titled 2014 debut album and “Antisocialites” (songs from which McCaughan toured as part of an Australian tour with the band in early 2017), Waxahatchee’s “American Weekend” and four albums under Swearin’s name: 2013’s self-titled debut, 2015’s “Fall Into The Sun,” and two 7-inches. The box set will include download codes for digital versions of each release as well. Boygenius T-shirts & totes featuring album art created by Philadelphia artist/illustrator Jessica Merchant will also be available for sale in Merge’s online store beginning on March 30.