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Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus come together as Boygenius

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018


Indie singer-songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus have tired of the solo life and formed themselves a band, under the name Boygenius. They’ll release their first EP in November and, possibly unable to quite get away from each having a whole thing to themselves, they have released three songs from it at once.

“When we met, Lucy and Phoebe and I were in similar places in our lives and our musical endeavours, but also had similar attitudes toward music that engendered an immediate affinity”, says Baker. “Lucy and Phoebe are incredibly gifted performers, and I am a fan of their art outside of being their friends, but they are also both very wise, discerning and kind people whom I look up to in character as much as in talent”.

All three artists are set to tour the US together in their solo guises in November, which is where the idea of putting out a joint record now came from. Although the original plan was just a single. Bridgers explains: “It seemed obvious to record a seven-inch for the tour … when we got together, we had way more songs than we expected and worked so well together, that we decided to make a full EP”.

The EP is set for release on 9 Nov. Here are three tracks form it, ‘Stay Down’‘Me And My Dog’, and ‘Bite The Hand’.