Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy will release their highly anticipated full-length album Forever Sometimes on Last Gang Records (pre-order). The release is 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.
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 '70s / early '80s post-punk and early '90s britpop, seen through their unique modern lens.
The band is pleased to share the album's title track and its accompanying video. The song debuted at Wonderland Magazine and is streaming on all platforms. Dear Boy's Ben Grey says, "'Forever Sometimes' deals with life after death, love after life and the complexity of what it means to leave something or someone behind. "
WATCH "FOREVER SOMETIMES" OFFICIAL VIDEO
"Forever Sometimes" follows recent pre-album tracks "Wet Clothes," "Say When" and "(On My Mind)," which Flood Magazine described as "indebted to romantic ’80s synth-pop and yearning ’90s Brit-pop. It’s like a robust camera flash—bright and bursting new wave."
"This album and honestly, the band itself, is a study in 'goodbyes,'" say Ben Grey.
Life after death, love after life, life after love, the paradox of closeness, the complexity of what it means to leave something or someone behind, when do you say goodbye? These are some of the ideas that Dear Boy has been exploring since their first days as a band…And in that way, Forever Sometimes is as close to a concept album as a non-concept album gets.
The album is also meant to feel like a full life lived. From the non-denominational "Evensong" to "Unbecoming" to "Marrying For Love" to "Die" to "Heaven Moves." Forever Sometimes is a full circle emotional journey and a microcosm of the human experience. The first and last song on the album share the same ethereal voice which we employed to be a call to the listener… asking you to live this life again.
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). 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), Pa’l Norte 2022 (Monterrey, Mexico) and recording a live set on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.