“The night is falling… because I want it to.“
Dear Boy is the torch bearer of lyric forward guitar music and melody focused indie rock. The band has become an important voice in the LA underground music scene, crafting bittersweet songs inspired by late 70’s / early 80's post-punk and early 90's britpop, seen through their unique modern lens.
With three EP’s and a bouquet of singles, Dear Boy has earned an immense and loyal following, selling out headline shows from the Troubadour to The Teragram and touring with the likes of The Psychedelic Furs, James, Pete Yorn, Day Wave, Palace, Rogue Wave, Sunflower Bean, DMA’s, The Airborne Toxic Event & Peter Murphy. Recent festival appearances include Corona Capital 2019 (Mexico City), Estéreo Picnic 2022 (Bogotá, Colombia) and Pa’l Norte 2022 (Monterrey, Mexico). And Dear Boy recently recording a live set on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
In 2021 Dear Boy completed their debut full length album and in 2022 signed with Last Gang Records. The release will be Dear Boy’s first collaboration with the legendary label. Produced by the band and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, Phoenix, M83), the record also features contributions from Day Wave, Hazel English, Rogue Wave, AFI & Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit. The album is called “Forever Sometimes" and it comes out September 16th, 2022.
The album expands on the band’s signature sound, this time also pulling from shoegaze, new wave, 80’s indie rock and dream pop while still maintaining Dear Boy’s unique modern sensibilities. But above all the album is about cohesion.
A lot of this record is about our shared time on Earth and the idea that for so many of us, love is truly the hereafter we’re looking for. The night sky isn't any one person's territory. There are answers up there for everybody.
We were ultra specific with every single element of this record while still keeping a sense of unpredictability in the studio. Everything about this album is us. The perspective, the sound, the intention. Our loves, our friends, our words. This is us completely. And it’s the record we’ve been chasing since the day we formed this band.
Dear Boy is a band of best friends from Los Angeles, California. Ben Grey (vocals / guitar), Austin Hayman (guitar), Keith Cooper (drums) and Lucy Lawrence (bass / vocals).