by Bill Pearis

Boy Friend album cover

Local duo Boy Friend's debut album, Egyptian Wrinkle, is out March 5 on the Hell Yes! label, but the band are throwing an early record release party this Sunday (2/12) 29th St. Ballroom at the Spider House, a show that also features labelmates Love Inks (who played Beauty Bar last week), plus darkwavers Missions. Boy Friend, who Tim caught at Beauty Bar in December, will then hit the road with San Francisco shoegazers Young Prisms, a tour that will wrap up in time for both bands to be back in Austin for you-know-what.

Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown formed Boy Friend after leaving their previous group, Sleep ∞ Over (which Stefanie Franciotti continued on her own). Like that group, Boy Friend are warm and hazy with Palazzolo and Brown's ethereal vocals floating above, but with more melodic hooks to latch onto. It's like a nice bath, but no pruny hands.

You can download Egyptian Wrinkle's title track at the top of this post, or stream it below. Click through for the record release show flyer and Boy Friend/Young Prisms tour dates as well.

Boy Friend flyer

Young Prisms/Boy Friend - 2012 Tour Dates
Thurs March 1st || 7th Street Entry || Minneapolis, MN
Sat March 3rd || Cafe Bourbon Street || Columbus, OH
Sun March 4th || DC9 || Washington, DC
Mon March 5th || Glasslands || Brooklyn, NY
Tues March 6th || Kung Fu Necktie || Philadelphia, PA
Wed March 7th || Great Scott || Allston, MA
Thurs March 8th || The Red Door || Portsmouth, NH
Fri March 9th || Le Cagebi || Montreal, QC
Sat March 10th || Drake Hotel || Toronto, ON
Sun March 11th || Paperhouse || Detroit, MI
Mon March 12th || Cosmic Charlie's || Lexington, KY

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