BOYSLUT'S ALBUM RELEASE SHOW! Boyslut, Peach Pit, Azul Toga
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 9pm
- $5 advance and day of show
BOYSLUT formed in 2014 after a drunken night in which bassist/vocalist Jeremy Ward decided he wanted to be in a band called ‘BOYSLUT’. Long time friends Ward and Gordon Ashby (guitar/vocals) recruited mutual friend and drummer Ben Robbins and began playing together as a hobby for over a year. During this time the band developed their indie/punk sound and authored their debut self titled album. While it is the band’s first album, it brings with it 15 years of collaborative writing and recording experience from Ashby and Ward. BOYSLUT is based out of Portland, OR.
Peach Pit was brought to life in 2016 with the release of their now coveted debut EP, “Sweet F.A” (F.A. meaning “fuck all”, after lead singer Neil Smith's love for the lazy life). Originating in Vancouver, Canada, the group formed when high school pals, Smith and Chris Vanderkooy, decided to collaborate on a musical project. Peter Wilton and Mikey Pascuzzi joined them on bass and drums creating their "chewed bubblegum pop" sound.
The group melds teenage angst with bummer summer vibes that have them sounding somewhere between Mac Demarco and Homeshake. With their laid back sound and lush lead vocals, their songs tell stories of backstabbing best friends and dying end of summer romances.
The group quickly developed a dedicated local fan base through their energetic live shows. In February 2017, a YouTube channel sent their self-titled track, “Peach Pit” viral after discovering it on their Bandcamp. The group quickly started to amass an international following and booking requests to play worldwide.
Peach Pit’s quirky online posts and campy Ned Flanders-esque uniforms have ignited a highly engaged fanbase. They’re now gearing up to release their debut LP, “Being So Normal”, on legendary indie record label Kingfisher Bluez in September 2017, after which they’ll hit the road, touring the U.S. and Canada including a Bumbershoot festival date, with a European tour in early 2018.
Peach Pit has quickly become the next big indie act to watch out for in the Pacific Northwest.
"Peach Pit display a knack for distilling ennui, angst, and disappointment into wistful, melodic indie pop" ~The Georgia Straight
“A delectably smooth brand of indie pop complete with hushed vocals and Steely Dan-indebted guitar runs.” ~Exclaim!
Pop Rock from Portland, OR
Azul Toga is the solo live and recording project of Jon Clowdus. With a consistent out-pour of material since starting the project in 2013, Clowdus has explored and evolved his sound over the years and has had a number of different live formations of Azul. What has remained consistent with Azul Toga is Clowdus' tendency to favor poppy melodies and evocative atmosphere over complex songwriting. Jon's personal music-mantra is "prone to drone," and he loves to zone out and shred on guitar. Lately, his music emphasizes his VU-fused stoner/ space rock tendencies.