Dear Boy sign to Last Gang Records + share new single “(On My) Mind”
(On My) Mind” is available now on all streaming services.
Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy are pleased to present the official video for their new single “(On My) Mind.” The video, which was directed by Dear Boy’s Ben Grey, debuted today at Flood Magazine and can also be shared at YouTube. About the song Grey adds, “‘(On My) Mind’ is about distance, and the complexities of being in love and apart. Missing someone is a whole other level of consciousness. Extreme joy and pain. A swirl of memory, dream and fantasy. But these are things that connect us to the people that we love and they’re precious. Good and bad.”
“(On My Mind)” is lifted from the band’s debut full-length album due next year on the band’s new label home, Last Gang Records.
On the signing Grey says:“We are overjoyed to be signing with Last Gang Records. They remind us of the kids we grew up trading music with. Passionate, excited audiophiles who just happen to run one of the coolest labels on Earth. I can’t think of a better partner for Dear Boy. Oh, and they’ve released some of our favorite albums of all time. There’s also that.” Last Gang’s General Manger Chris Moncada adds, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be partnering Last Gang with Dear Boy to help bring their art to the world. From the opening notes of ‘(On My) Mind,’ you can hear and feel the infectious energy that flows through the entire album. I cant wait for people to hear the whole thing.”
Dear Boy has also announced a West Coast tour which will include shows in Seattle, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego and a hometown show at The Troubadour. All shows are listed below and tickets are available HERE.
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.
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, Rogue Wave, Sunflower Bean, DMA’s & Peter Murphy. 2019 also saw the band performing at the Corona Capital festival in Mexico City and recording a live set on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
In 2020 Dear Boy completed their debut full length album and in 2021, 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.
Dear Boy describes it as a “forever record.” They can’t wait to hear the band you start after you finish listening to it.
“You don’t have to come from across the great, big pond to have a bit of British edge to your band. Dear Boy may hail from Los Angeles, but their alternative sound carries with it distinct notes of post-Britpop stylings.” – Consequence of Sound
“LA’s charmingly monikered Dear Boy brilliantly recall those ‘Sound Of Young Scotland’ bands like Orange Juice and Aztec Camera – with their shimmering guitars, sparkling melodies and widescreen post-punk atmospherics. From the first notes of the skillfully flanged guitar, it’s like a time machine back to when mellifluous melodies seemed the only reasonable riposte to the bleak, mean Glasgow streets.” – Blackbook
“The four real life friends that make up Dear Boy (vocalist Ben Grey, guitarist Austin Hayman, drummer Keith Cooper, and bassist Lucy Lawrence) have made something that is deeply personal, while celebrating their city and challenging the direction of modern guitar music.” – Ones To Watch
“Dear Boy has positioned themselves as a band worth indulging your youthful abandon with.” – NYLON