All Boy/All Girl share bonus track “OK Poncho” via WNYC’s Soundcheck
“Trophy” EP out now via Grind Select Records. Available on limited edition trophies
Brooklyn tour return show tomorrow, Wed, June 17, at Palisades w/ Yazan, J. Boxer (of Bluffing), and Museyroom
All Boy/All Girl are sharing a new single, “OK Poncho” via NPR affiliate WNYC’s Soundcheck in anticipation of their homecoming show tomorrow night in Brooklyn at Palisades. The single is a bonus track from the band’s recently released “Trophy” EP, and is available as a free download from the band and their label, Grind Select. After a month spent out on the road in support of their new album, All Boy/All Girl have returned to New York and will celebrate tomorrow night at Palisades with an eclectic bill that features Yazan, J. Boxer (of BLUFFING), and Museyroom joining them.
Speaking about the single, WNYC shared, “In just two minutes, all boy/all girl’s “OK Poncho” will leave you thoroughly charmed. Built around the crisp, slightly discordant strumming of a ukulele, a swinging ostinato line that walks up and down the bass neck, and the dry shuffle of brushes on a snare, the song — a new bonus track on the band’s recent EP, Trophy — feels transported out of an earlier era”. Further elaborating about All Boy/All Girl’s music, WNYC added, “Lovier and Rahn’s exuberant and bittersweet songs clearly have a flair for lush orchestral embellishments and jazz-inflected harmonies that enliven the typical pop structure.”
“OK Poncho” is available as a FREE download via the band’s Soundcloud page.
“Trophy,” the band’s latest EP was released on March 3rd via Grind Select (Moon Bounce), an intimate record from the New York based septet – 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.
6/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Yazan, J. Boxer (BLUFFING), & Museyroom
Recent Praise for All Boy/All Girl:
“the band takes Wes Anderson’s color palette and uses it to highlight its dynamic eccentricities” – AV Club
“the band take a further leap out in to the unknown, further in to an unparalleled surroundings where they continue to flourish” – Gold Flake Paint
“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” – Consequence of Sound
“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.” – Portals
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 released 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 extra levels of the “Trophy Smasher” interactive game that shouldn’t be missed.
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 unveiled 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.