After recently revisiting two 2012 releases by Boyfrndz, All Day Pass and And So It Goes, the word “cerebral” popped into my head, although far removed from the typical references it might carry – overloaded, stuffy, sometimes full of its own superiority. Boyfrndz is the refreshing opposite of that. This is more about the beauty of complexity, a perfect marriage of technical prowess and cacophonous abandon.
The Austin-based trio, featuring guitarist and vocalist Scott Martin, drummer Aaron Perez, and bassist Joseph Raines, presents a tremendous, explosive style incorporating melody into madness, like a combination of a heavy but laid-back shoegaze flowing within wild, sometimes erratic noise-pop. Quite simply, this is melodic chaos, catchy hooks and thoughtful precision coexisting in a post-rock/math-rock dimension.
Boyfrndz has a show tonight at Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th St. The bill includes math-rock dynamic duo Feuding Fathers, and Raines’ electronic experimental drum-and-bass adventure Mosaic of Sleepers. Doors open at 9 p.m. Don’t miss out on this one.