All Boy/All Girl share “Andrea Amati” Single via The Vinyl District
Launch Interactive Website + Announce Tour Dates
“Trophy” EP out now via Grind Select Records. Available on limited edition trophies
All Boy/All Girl are sharing their new single “Andrea Amati” and the song’s accompanying interactive website via The Vinyl District. A stand alone single, “Andrea Amati” was recorded during the Trophy EP sessions, offering a sprawling journey into the band’s chamber pop bliss. Mixing experimental structures with acoustic arrangements and boisterous vocal harmonies, the New York based septet create pop on their own terms. Undeniably unique, All Boy/All Girl fuse together elements of folk, orchestral pop, and a sense for the theatrical over top a wide array of strings and dynamic elements. The band are headed out for a run of East Coast tour dates beginning next week. All dates can be found below.
All Boy/All Girl’s Nicholas Rahn spoke about the song and Amati, the Italian luthier credited for creating the modern violin, “The lyrics tell a fictional but fact based story of the extensive process that was necessary for Amati to build one of his instruments in the early 1500s in Northern Italy. The story also follows his horse who would be there during the process of finding timber, and ultimately his body be used in the construction of the instrument (skin for glue, hair for the bow, intestines for the strings). Deeper than this narrative is the concept that one’s death is not the end of one’s life. Amati and his horse live on today in the instruments that he built.”
To coincide with the release of “Andrea Amati,” All Boy/All Girl have launched an interactive website for the single, http://amati.grindselect.com/ which The Vinyl District described, “It seems at first like a moody video whose lens travels slowly over the surface of a Italianate painting—like a Roomba let loose on the Renaissance work.”
Speaking about the interactive website, Kyle Stetz, the label’s web designer who is most well known for creating Typedrummer, shared,
“The interactive site aims to capture the emotional tone of the song by placing listeners in the world of Andrea Amati, the renaissance-era inventor of the violin. It provides a small window into an enormous canvas composed of paintings that blend in disorienting ways. The relatively slow speed of navigation demands some patience but rewards users as they stumble upon striking and intense moments of humanity.
The candle-like lighting of the piece takes advantage of the Web Audio API, which allows us to pipe the song’s audio data into the visuals in real time.”
10/28 – New Haven, CT @ Stella Blues
10/29 – Pawtucket, RI @ Machines With Magnets
10/30 – Boston, MA @ Cuisine en Locale
10/31 – Worcester, MA @ Electric Haze
11/01 – Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean
11/02 – Utica, NY @ The Other Side
“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
The most obvious distinction of this band is the acoustic nature of their instrumentation. Composed of two female vocals, guitar, ukulele, drums, viola, cello, and double bass, their sonic domain is constructed entirely from mechanical oscillations. However, if one accepts the band on this singular characteristic, one misses out on the electric nature of their music. The group’s sound is grown out of a passion for experimental music, and executed with the grandeur of musical theater, complete with a weirdness all their own.
all boy/all girl’s debut LP, Tiny Iglesia, was released in late 2013 and led to supporting tours through the United States and Europe. At home, the band regularly performs at venues such as Webster Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, The Bell House, Rough Trade, Brooklyn Bowl, and Baby’s All Right.
In March 2015, all boy/all girl unveiled their latest efforts, an EP titled Trophy. Mixed by experimental rock/noise purveyors, Machines With Magnets, and described by WNYC as a “unique and winning sound that showcases [all boy/all girl’s] burgeoning talent”, the new material is simultaneously spacious and intricate; both thoughtful, and forthright in its execution. Lead single, “Glitters”, is the most exuberant the band has sounded, with Danielle’s vocals shifting from delicate purrs to possessed rasps and shrieks over tense strings and driving drum fills. It’s apparent that all boy/all girl have entered a new musical space in their tireless pursuit of pop music.