“Night Leaf is an album which will fall under the radar of most popular culture commentators as it was made for love and for fun rather than for money and sales….. but, get these songs on the radio, TV and it would be the beginning of a new golden age for proper Pop music.” – Louderthanwar
“BOYTOY may be relatively unknown up to this point in the UK, but the release of Night Leaf is certain to change that.” – Backseat Mafia
“BOYTOY seem to exist in rock ‘n’ roll mythology, an effortlessly cool four-piece who make guitar music built for driving top-down across America’s West Coast.” – Clash Magazine
BOYTOY is a summer-time strut down a New York City sidewalk as the sun slips behind the horizon where cement meets the shore and waves crash on pavement. Their sound ebbs and flows between natural harmony and destruction—embodying the bright grooves of the 1960’s with heavy guitar riffs snatched from the Lower East Side of the 1970’s.
Their forthcoming sophomore LP, Night Leaf, was born on a ranch in Topanga Canyon, California, surrounded by three dogs, two pigs, nostalgic tones of warm tube amps, analog tape machines and a slew of old trucks, RV’s, and surfboards. With a fresh collection of genuine tunes and contagious rhythms, founding members Saara Untracht-Oakner (vocals, guitar) and Glenn Michael Van Dyke (vocals, guitar), were joined by Chase Noelle (drums, ex-Thelma and The Sleaze) and Lena Simon (bass, La Luz), to record at producer Kyle Mullarky’s renowned Pump House Studio. Mullarky is well known for his work producing and recording California bands including The Growlers and Allah-Las.
Since 2014, BOYTOY has released a self-titled EP, their debut full-length, Grackle, in 2015 (both on Papercup Music for vinyl + digital, Burger Records for cassette) and several 7” singles with various labels including Little Dickman, Bob Records and Swiss label Sacred Hood Records, garnering praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, NYLON, Noisey, Stereogum and SPIN, to name just a few. They’ve spent the last three years touring extensively across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the UK and Europe, hitting SXSW, Growlers Six Festival, Northside Festival, while sharing the stage with Midnight Oil, Surfer Blood.
- It’s Alright
- Mary Anne
- I Get Distant
- Static Age
- NY Rip Off
- Pretty One
- Get Off Your Leash
- Cold Love