April 18, 2014

The Boston Boys: Idea of Love

The Boston Boys turn it up just a little on their new EP Idea of Love. The Brooklyn based roots quartet won't blow up their speakers, but they dip their toes in electronics in the opening track The Beginning and Become Like One. Traditionalists will like the acoustic Between You and Me, with its Irish vibe. Bluesy doo-wop gets an outing in You Don't Need Me.

By putting the vocals are a bit upfront Idea of Love sounds more confident than its predecessor Keep You Satisfied. It wouldn't hurt to use the Les Paul more as their weapon of choice. Nobody will yell "Judas" if they do.

The Boston Boys
Eric Robertson: mandolin, guitar, vocals
Duncan Wickel: fiddle, vocals
Josh Hari: bass, guitar, vocals
Nicholas Falk: drums, percussion, vocals

Idea of Love is a self-released on album. Release date: May 20.

Tracks;
  1. The Beginning
  2. Between You and Me
  3. Times Like These
  4. Become Like One
  5. You Don't Need Me
  6. Get Back Up and Walk

Live dates:
  • 04/18 Portland, OR @ wonder Ballroom #
  • 04/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
  • 04/22 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
  • 04/23 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre #
  • 04/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Room 5 Lounge (electric show)
  • 04/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Moskowitz Gallery (acoustic show)
  • 05/05-08 Bogatá, Colombia
  • 05/09-11 Manizales, Colombia
  • 05/12-15 Armenia, Colombia
  • 05/23 New York City, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall II w/Matuto
  • 05/25 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square w/ Anna Lombard

# w/ The Infamous Stringdusters

» thebostonboys.com

HCTF review of Keep You Satisfied.

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