It’s exciting to imagine the possibilities of the boygenius EP as a full-length album, and boygenius as more than just a side project. But there’s a sly message that comes baked into the short EP, a message that is better communicated briefly and then evaporated, and maybe only to those who are really listening. Dacus, Bridgers, and Baker are individual artists with individual tastes and individual styles. Women in indie rock isn’t a genre
The boygenius EP marks a stunning release from three singular artists. Hearing them integrate their particular gifts would be worth a listen alone, but the performances are so remarkable that the disc's background becomes trivial.
boygenius is Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus All songs written and performed by boygenius except "Ketchum, ID" by boygenius and Christian Lee Hutson Bass on this recording by Anna Butterss Drums on this recording by Elizabeth Goodfellow Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA Engineered by Joseph Lorge Mixed by Collin Pastore except "Me & My Dog" mixed by Joseph Lorge Mastered. Words cannot do this album justice, but here's a feeble try: sublime guitar playing, beautiful singing, and heart-wrenching stories of being lost and being found by and wrestling with the Almighty.
These variant approaches come to define the charm of Boygenius, as three unique voices rise up or blend into a singular force over the concise course of six songs, created in the studio in just four days. Each member of the group brought in one partially finished song and some loose ideas to be worked on collectively.
For Boygenius’ first project, each of the trio brought one finished song and one idea to work on togethe. Bite The Hand’, Dacus’ completed track, opens things and details her feelings on the complicated relationship between fan and artist. Throughout, the group echo I can’t love you like you want me to, usually with a hint of apology or sorrow.
Album · 2018 · 6 Songs. boygenius - EP boygenius. Listen on Apple Music.
Bite the Hand Lyrics. I can't hear you, you're too far away I can't see you, the light is in my face I can't touch you, I wouldn't if I could. Bite The Hand is the opening track of boygenius' self-titled debut EP. While Lucy Dacus takes the lead, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker provide backing vocals. Bite the Hand" Track Info.
The trio’s debut EP as boygenius finds none of them sacrificing their individual strengths but rather finding that they integrate brilliantly into one gorgeously cohesive whole. Take the leadoff track Bite the Hand, a song that under ordinary circumstances would fit in pretty comfortably with Dacus’ own solo recordings. Salt In the Wound, however, is the biggest moment on the album, a climactic explosion of sound that finds Dacus taking on her own verse while Bridgers and Baker opt to harmonize together, offering a chilling closing reflection: They say the hearts and minds are on your side/They say the finish line is in your sights/What they don’t say is.
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|A2||Me & My Dog|
|B2||Salt In The Wound|
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