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Boy Harsher Shares New video for “Autonomy (Feat. Lucy – Cooper B. Handy)”

March 24, 2022

Photo credit: Yulissa Benitez

BOY HARSHER

New video for “Autonomy (Feat. Lucy – Cooper B. Handy)”
Extensive UK and European live dates announced
 ‘The Runner OST’ out now on Nude Club/City Slang
The Runner’ movie out now on Shudder

Boy Harsher – the duo of Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller – release a new video, taken from their new album ‘The Runner (Original Soundtrack),’ out now via Nude Club/City Slang), and announce new rescheduled UK and European tour dates.
 
“Autonomy” is a standout moment from their new album; a bright and heartfelt new-wave anthem featuring fellow Western Massachusetts based-artist Cooper B. Handy aka Lucy. The self-directed video weaves in footage of Boy Harsher and dancers performing with clips of Cooper from the band’s accompanying horror film The Runner (available to stream now via Shudder). 
 
“’Autonomy’ is a product of pandemic isolation,” says Muller. “I was feeling lost, lonely, and loveless. ‘Autonomy’ was my escape during a period where I truly felt stuck.” Cooper adds: “The songwriting process was very easy and breezy – it came together kind of magically. It was awesome to be able to collaborate and have this song with both Jae and I singing.” For a deeper look at the making of this special track, read the The Talkhouse conversation between the band and Cooper. 

Boy Harsher has released the video to accompany the song that dazzles with such sincerity. A magical creation that oozes such an infectious pull thanks to the synth tones and cutting rhythms. The delicate vocal notes soar above the jagged atmosphere. Boy Harsher conveys this insatiable, if not almighty energy that exudes from every attribute of their creations, creating such deep soundscapes filled with these mighty textures and flawless synth sounds. Another masterpiece from this outfit, creating these complex landscapes that echo this firm nostalgia that shakes from the synth sounds chosen, affection cascades from every attribute.

The Runner (Original Soundtrack)’ balances eerie instrumentals with pop songs that push the boundaries of Boy Harsher’s sound. The film follows a strange woman as she travels to a rural town where her violent compulsions are slowly revealed while Boy Harsher’s music scores the strange woman’s descent deeper into the unknown. ‘The Runner’ movie features break-out performances by Cooper alongside musician Kris Esfandiari (King Woman) and performance artist Sigrid Lauren (FlucT).

Next week, the band will kick off an intensive North American and European touring schedule in support of ‘The Runner (Original Soundtrack)’ which includes two London dates and performances at Wide Awake and Primavera Sound festivals. Details below.

Boy Harsher live dates:
Mar 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
Mar 30 – Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom #
Mar 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Apr 02 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Apr 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg # 
Apr 05 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
Apr 06 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West #
Apr 07 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge @
Apr 08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle @
Apr 09 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry @
Apr 10 – Washington, DC – Black Cat @
Apr 15 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Showroom ≈
Apr 16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ≈
Apr 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom ≈
Apr 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater ≈
Apr 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater ≈
Apr 21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC ≈ 
Apr 22 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park ≈
Apr 28 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater §
May 01 – Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater §
May 07 – Wien, AT – Flex (Halle) √
May 08 – Bratislava, SK – Fuga √
May 09 – Ljubljana, SI – Kino Siska √ 
May 11 – Zagreb, HR – Močvara √
May 12 – Budapest, HU – Akvarium √
May 13 – Belgrado, RS – SubBeerni Centar √ 
May 14 – Skopje, MK – 25th of May Hall √
May 15 – Thessaloniki, GR – Block 33 √
May 17 – Athens, GR – Lunar Space √
May 19 – Caserta, IT – Lizard Club √
May 20 – Roma, IT – Monk √
May 21 – Bologna, IT – TPO √ 
May 22 – Vicenza, IT – Totem √
May 24 – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks √ 
May 25 – Munich, DE – Freiheitshalle √ 
May 26 – Heidelberg, DE – Commissary √ 
May 27 – Lyon, FR – Nuits Sonores 
May 28 – London, UK – Wide Awake Festival
May 30 – Warsaw, PL – Progresja √ 
May 31 – Krakow, PL – Hype Park √ 
Jun 01 – Prague, CZ – Archa Theatre √
Jun 04 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Festival
Jun 05 – Marseille, FR – Le Bon Air Festival
Jun 10 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt Festival
Jun 11 – Wicklow Mountains, IE – Beyond The Pale Festival
Jun 14 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Jun 15 – Malmo, SE – Plan B
Jun 16 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser
Jun 17 – Helsinki, FI – Sideways Festival
Jun 18 – Den Haag, NL – Grauzone Fest
Jun 25 – Seattle, WA – The Cuff Pridefest
Jul 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Boiler Room NYC 
Jul 17 – Montreal, QC – SAT ∞ 
Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Opera House ∞ 
Jul 19 – Detroit, MI – El Club ∞ 
Jul 20 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle ∞ 
Jul 21 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle 
Jul 22 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle 
Jul 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line ∞ 
Jul 25 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar ∞ 
Jul 27 – Houston, TX – Numbers ∞ 
Jul 28 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Music Hall ∞ 
Jul 29 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage ∞ 
Jul 30 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater ∞ 
Aug 13 – Basel, CH – Polyfon Festival
Aug 19 – Coura, PT – Paredes De Coura
Aug 20 – Hamburg, DE – Dockville
Aug 21 – Berlin, DE – Astra †
Aug 22 – Cologne, DE – Gloria †
Aug 23 – Leipzig, DE – Werk2 †
Aug 24 – Frankfurt, DE – Zoom †
Aug 25 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg †
Aug 26 – Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom †
Aug 27 – London, UK – Moth Club 
Aug 28 – London, UK – Earth ∑

Aug 29 – Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage †
Aug 30 – Berlin, DE – SO36
Sep 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Primavera Festival

#  w/  TWIN TRIBES
@  w/  CLUB MUSIC
 ≈  w/  TROLLER
§  w/  NINE INCH NAILS
√  w/  HIDE
∞  w/  HIRO KONE
†  w/  KRIS BAHA
∑ w/  HELM 

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