A few months ago, we were introduced to the sisterly duo of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass, a.k.a. BOY, whose single and music video "Little Numbers" infected our office's atmosphere with its overwhelmingly catchy claps, booming piano and saccharine melody. Today, we're pleased to be hosting a listening party stream for the Swiss/German team's debut record, Mutual Friends, out today in the U.S. on Nettwerk.
After meeting in 2005 during a music seminar, Valeska left her native Zurich home and moved to Hamburg, Germany, closing the gap of their long-distance musical relationship. Unironically opening with the song "This Is The Beginning", the album beautifully tells the story of their creative partnership's growth and prosperity.
Next month, BOY will embark on their first ever U.S. tour performing at The World Cafe Live in Philly as well as our SXSW showcase in Austin (details to follow later this week). Stream Mutual Friends in its entirety below, and be sure to catch their tour schedule at the bottom of the page.
Watch Valeska and Sonja wander the streets of Barcelona in the charming "Little Numbers" music video:
BOY TOUR DATES: 3/1 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub (sold-out)
3/2 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
3/4 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
3/6 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
3/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
3/9 San Diego, CA @ The Loft
3/13 3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW 3/18 Minneapolis, MN @ Bryant Lake Bowl (sold-out)
3/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
3/20 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
3/21 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
3/27 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
3/28 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
3.29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom