“Trophy” EP Set For Release on March 3rd via Grind Select. Available on limited edition trophies!
all boy/all girl are sharing their dynamic new single “Not It” on Consequence of Sound ahead of the release of Trophy, the avant-garde pop septet’s upcoming EP. Set for release on March 3rd via Grind Select (Moon Bounce), Trophy finds the Brooklyn band – Danielle Lovier (vocals/ukulele), Jessie Rogowski (vocals/guitar), Joshua Curry (guitars), Hannah Levinson (viola), Richard Vaudrey (cello), Nicholas Rahn (bass), Joey Campanella (drums) – exploring new sonic territories and texture combining pop, avant-garde jazz, indie rock, and a knack for the theatrical. Consequence of Sound described “Not It” sharing, “the deeply assertive message is off-set by more sonically nuanced components, like Jessie Rogowski’s eerie harmonies, a sputtering string section, and the ethereal textures that abound throughout”.
Asked about the song, the band had the following to share, “The themes in the song are a sort of commentary on consumerist culture. The lyrics ask the question of whether or not material items can bring somebody happiness, which is answered rather directly. The lyrics are an off kilter parallel to the T.S. Elliot poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” which is nodded to with the refrain “That’s not it. That’s not what I meant at all.”
“Not It” is the EP’s second single and the follow up to “Glitters” which Portals recently sharing the following,
“Danielle Lovier has some sort of fire pipes. She belts ferociously on this first, surprising taste of all boy/all girl‘s forthcoming release. “Glitters” starts off sweet. Lovier’s voice is boiling honey, but it turns effortlessly violent. Those vocal flames lick the tips of your toes and a cacophony of beautiful sound splashing from the 7-piece band that is building on a foundation of musical theater meets punk rock.”
Named after an Arthur Russell song, there’s something undeniably special about all boy/all girl from the very first moment you listen to “Glitters”. A song unaware of genre restrictions, the Brooklyn septet play by their own rules, making enormous chamber pop with influences from avant-garde jazz, indie rock, experimental pop, and gorgeous folk charm. Well known for the explosive live performances, the band have captured their Americana steeped mayhem and pop splendor perfectly to tape. Pushing ahead with the unconventional, all boy/all girl and Grind Select are set to release the Trophy EP digitally on March 3rd and via a limited amount of actual trophies with download codes. Purchase of a trophy includes access to “an interactive experience with bonus content” that shouldn’t be missed.
03/16 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Emanuel & The Fear, Novelty Daughter [EP Release Show]
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/ Bad Cello & Care
STREAM ALL BOY/ALL GIRL’S “NOT IT” VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND:
In the fall of 2010 in Philadelphia, singer/ukulelist, Danielle Lovier, began playing pop songs and jazz standards at Rittenhouse Square Park. Modestly posed behind her open ukulele case, her exuberant emotional performances and unique vocal tone drew huge crowds of spectators. Upon first hearing her set, double bassist, Nicholas Rahn, approached her about accompanying her performance. It was a seemingly strange match: Danielle, a musical theatre major with a hardcore/punk background; Nicholas, an unassuming music student with an affinity for more experimental music. They gelled instantly. The duo spent the next 18 months playing together, busking around Philadelphia, as well as touring through 35 states and in Canada.
In early 2012, they made New York their home. Feeling unfulfilled with playing top 40 cover songs and standards, Nicholas began composing new music for the group. Taking in what he had learned about pop and jazz sensibilities, paired with his love for avant-garde music, they recorded bedroom demos of orchestral leaning pop songs, with lush string arrangements and shimmering vocal harmonies. Inspired to bring fresh sounds, textures and creative minds into the fold, they assembled a 7-piece band to fully realize their new material, and all boy/all girl was officially born.
A notable change to the newly formed group’s dynamic was the addition of soprano vocalist, Jessie Rogowski. She quickly became a memorable part of all boy/all girl, contributing shimmering vocal harmonies and an undeniable chemistry with Danielle. all boy/all girl’s debut LP, Tiny Iglesia, was released in late 2013 and led to the band touring through the United States and Europe in support. At home, the band performed at venues such as The Bell House, Rough Trade, Brooklyn Bowl and Webster Hall, driven by the excitement of performing to new audiences with various genre preferences; feeling most comfortable in scenarios that would seem to be out of their comfort zone.
On March 3rd, 2015, all boy/all girl will unveil their latest efforts, a new EP titled Trophy. Mixed by experimental rock/noise purveyors, Machines With Magnets, the new material is simultaneously spacious and intricate; both thoughtful, and forthright in its execution. Touching on themes of delusion and self worth, Trophy does not shy away from sarcasm or tongue in cheek lyricism to get its message across. Lead single “Glitters” is the most electric the band has ever sounded, Danielle’s vocals shifting from delicate purrs to possessed rasps and shrieks over tense strings and driving drum fills. It’s clear that the band has entered a new place musically, one where glitter is feeling, and golden is all.