See the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWbO94AZWjU
“Take Sonic Youth’s dynamic shifts and sexy sensibility. Add what could be said to approach a fetish: Electric axes digging hard into blues-based riffs, then throw in some Pixies/Cure love.” – My Old Kentucky Blog
Boy + Kite rustled up a bit of a bang around Austin, Texas upon the release of the band’s debut album "Go Fly" in 2011. Originally formed as a duo – guitarists and co-lead vocalists Beth Puorro and Darvin Jones met in a hot tub (Google “Puorro” “Darvin” “hot tub”) – the foursome, which now also includes Giuseppe Ponti on bass and Marc Henry on drums, has distinguished itself in a short time.
"Go Fly" got lodged in the charts of the city’s NPR affiliate KUT (now KUTX), and Boy + Kite was picked to perform as opener for favorite sons of Fort Worth, The Toadies, at that band’s annual Dia De Los Toadies fest. Boy + Kite was adored there, and went on to open additional Toadies shows around Texas.
Family life soon called, inflicting constant delays on the production of the video for the band’s popular song “Think In Stereo,” but eventually kids get born and so do paint fight filled films. The “Think In Stereo” video, directed and produced by C3 Presents video director Daniel Gibbs of Yard Turkey (Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Blues Traveler, Ben Kweller) is worth the wait.
“This video was absolutely a riot to make,” says Jones. “Daniel was such a pleasure to work with, and brave enough to get very messy and with very expensive film equipment! We all gave up some clothes, shoes, and almost our eyesight that day.”
The clip is also a reminder of this band’s pop power as it celebrates its upcoming official SXSW showcase with the release of an EP of new songs. Titled “We Can Go Anywhere We Want,” the new Boy + Kite EP (available on March 12th) was recorded by Nada Surf keyboardist Louie Lino and shows off the part of Boy + Kite rooted in Sonic Youth’s sound explorations, all the way down to the inclusion of the original 8–minute version of the EP’s lead track “Right Above Me.”
While Boy + Kite’s sound has been compared to Sonic Youth and The Pixies from the beginning, it’s the dueling musical personalities of Puorro / Jones that also remind of Gordon / Moore and Deal / Francis. A tried and true dynamic, it works once again within Boy + Kite.
“We aren’t trying to tell just one story,” Jones explains. “We combine our writing, then we cut it up and put it back together to make a new story altogether.” Puorro adds, “Our guitar dynamic is similar to our writing style. We create structures that mesh, but we are coming from different places.”
Boy + Kite has just released the video for “Think In Stereo,” the popular single from its debut album Go Fly. The band’s follow-up EP “We Can Go Anywhere We Want,” will be released on March 19th and Boy + Kite will play an official SXSW showcase to celebrate presented by Audible Treats and The Vinyl District on March 15th at the Parish Underground in Austin at 8PM.