“Recalling the apocalypse imagined by forerunners like Pere Ubu.” – New York Times
Brooklyn-based band Lycaon Pictus (“Lycaon,” pronounced like “Nikon”), forebears of the current wave of underground avant-rock in the borough, will appear in the upcoming Austin Chick feature film “Girls Against Boys,” hitting theaters in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, Feb. 1st. The band, founded by two former members of Challenge of The Future, a ’90s-era group that featured future Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, is seen in the film performing its 2005 song “I Give You A Rose,” now available for free download via Diffuser.fm.
This upcoming Lycaon Pictus appearance in “Girls Against Boys” has spurred new interest in the band, which formed out of the ashes of Challenge of The Future at Bard College in the ‘90s, and was comprised of current Lycaon Pictus band members Aaron Diskin and Simon Marcus along with fellow classmate Nick Zinner, who later went on to found Yeah Yeah Yeahs. To date, Lycaon Pictus (which now also includes band member John Christopher Morton) has released three albums on Morton’s Avant-God label (co-owned by Nathan Corbin of Excepter), and has received accolades from the New York Times, Black Book, Time Out New York, Village Voice and others. Lycaon Pictus is currently working on a fourth album, scheduled for release in 2013.
“Placing a song in a movie is a great way to reach a new audience, but it is a rare opportunity for us to be able to perform one of our own songs, as ourselves, in a film,” Morton says of the bands appearance in “Girls Against Boys”.
“Girls Against Boys” was a 2012 SXSW Film Festival favorite that played sold-out screenings, and was one of the first films there to find distribution. The dark “grindhouse meets art house” film about two girls who go on a killing spree against the men in their lives who have wronged them, stars Danielle Panabaker (“Friday The 13th”), Nicole LaLiberte (“Dexter”), Liam Aiken (“Road To Perdition”), Michael Stahl-David (“Cloverfield”), and Andrew Howard (“I Spit On Your Grave”). See the film’s trailer via the Hollywood Reporter.
The Austin Chick–directed film will debut at the Quad Cinema in New York and The Laemmle’s Noho 7 in Los Angeles, this Friday, Feb. 1st. “Girls Against Boys,” will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on Feb., 26th, 2013.