Tomboy (and Phantom Rides) on the latest Expressway to Your Skill podcast...
Tomboy 12" on Impose's best of list for the first half of 2015 along with other greats such as Bjork, GLOSS, Split Feet, Sneaks, and many others.
Tomboy on Brooklyn Vegan. Brace for comments.
Tomboy on Pitchfork...
Praise for Tomboy from Sorry State records:
KILLER debut 12" from this new band from Boston featuring members of Fleabite and others. I'm tempted to say that this is some real riot grrrl throwback stuff, but it doesn't feel retro in the slightest. It's just that Tomboy are tough, catchy, memorable, and heavy in the same way that bands like Bikini Kill or Bratmobile were. One of the frustrations I've had with the punk scene of the past few years is that so many bands seem to have such a narrow frame of reference, not only in the range of bands that have influenced them musically, but also in who they seem to be playing for... it seems like many bands are content just to play to small audiences of people who they already know will like what they're doing. Tomboy are a throwback to when punk set its sights higher... when it was possible to write a catchy, upbeat punk song without either fitting some kind of well-established "pop-punk" template or completely abandoning your punk values and aesthetic. When punk was an attitude rather than a set of rules. Basically, this is great music that reminds me of being a kid and discovering Jawbreaker, Bikini Kill, Nirvana, and so many others and feeling like somehow they're all part of the same thing. If you dug that excellent Dark Times 12" out of Norway, this is another one that you should definitely add to your "to buy" list.
Tomboy on Bitch Magazine!!!!
appologies to anyone who had problems with the Tomboy download, but it is fixed now.
Great Built on a Weak Spot review of Sweetie....
Ride The Snake Records shared Tomboy's photo.
Tomboy lp is streaming on Impose today in honor of the record release show at the Middle East tonight.
All Tomboy pre-orders and regular orders that came in before today got mailed this afternoon. The exceptions are the one going to CT with an Art Yard 7" in with the order because I have to rummage around in my room more and find the box of Art Yard covers and the person from the UK who emailed asking to have Tomboy sign their lp. The signing ceremony will take place on Monday.
Tomboy mania continues...
HAPPY RECORD RELEASE DAY!!!
You can now BUY the record at the link below
or buy TOMBOY vinyl record at http://www.ridethesnakerecords.com/bark/tomboy-lp/
Lovely Boston Hassle write up of the Tomboy lp. Out tomorrow!
More Tomboy coverage!
The Boston/Ontario/DC punk rock dream team Tomboy's record is streaming on Le Sigh. Officially released on Ride the Snake next Tuesday. Buy or die. So much great artwork along with this stream. Thanks as always to Le Sigh!
Show tonight in Harvard Square! Major Stars, A Band Called E (featuring Thalia Zedek and a member of Neptune), and RTS' own Life Partners at Charlie's Kitchen!
The Native Cats, the greatest band in the universe, are about to release a live tape called Shape Memory Alloy on Wrong Place records. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/wrongplacerecords
Tomboy lp release show!!!!!
The Tomboy 12" entitled Sweetie is now available for pre-order. If all goes according to plan it will ship in early May. Also, there was an awesome article about it in Impose this week with a stream of another song from the 12" called "Tomboy Anthem"!
Come see RTS' Life Partners, Rob Noyes (of Conversions & General Interest) plus Donna Parker this Wednesday at the Midway! All the performers will close out the night doing a set of covers by The Frogs!
RTS bands Saralee and Tomboy got this person into the scene in 2014!
Tomboy record is at "test cut" stage, Reports/Half Sour lps are done, and the covers are being screened, and we have a special awesome reissue project in the works that I can't announce yet. Also, Reports/Halfsour release/Reports ten year anniversary show in late feb. The Snake is coming out of hibernation.