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Boy Harsher
BOY HARSHER is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance.

Boy Harsher started in early 2013 under the name Teen Dreamz. The project was based on short stories written and read by Matthews then live scored by Muller. As the project matured the instrumentals became more dance influenced and Matthews’ delivery became more dynamic and spontaneous. In January of 2014 Teen Dreamz took on the moniker Boy Harsher.

Yr Body is Nothing, Boy Harsher’s debut LP, was released by Atlanta’s DKA Records in June of 2016. The LP has been described as a “darkly beautiful and very emotional new record” by Gorilla Vs. Bear and as “highly danceable fantasy narratives of desire and nuanced discomfort” by Decoder Magazine. The album was recorded at home in Northampton, Massachusetts with additional recording and final mixing done at Dollhouse Studios by Peter Mavrogeorgis. The first pressing quickly sold out and a 2nd pressing was released January 2017 ahead of Boy Harsher’s US tour.

Their first EP was mostly recorded at home in Savannah using small collection of cheap synthesizers. These recordings were fleshed out in the studio under the guidance of veteran engineer and producer Peter Mavrogeorgis at Dollhouse Studios. After a short, but productive mixing and mastering session Boy Harsher completed their EP Lesser Man. Lesser Man was originally released by Savannah’s Soft Science on small run cassette. St. Paul’s Night People re-released Lesser Man in April.

Boy Harsher currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Boy Harsher
BOY HARSHER is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the... + more bio

Tour Dates
Date Location Venue
04/28/17 Fri Northampton The Internet
04/29/17 Sat New Paltz, NY Bangkok Cafe
05/01/17 Mon Buffalo, NY Sugar City
05/02/17 Tue Oberlin, OH Dionysus Disco
05/03/17 Wed Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
05/04/17 Thu Bloomington, IN The Void
05/05/17 Fri Chicago, IL The Burlington with Kontravoid
05/06/17 Sat Minneapolis, MN Kitty Kat Club with Kontravoid
05/08/17 Mon Omaha, NE Reverb Lounge
05/09/17 Tue Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
05/10/17 Wed Salt Lake City, UT Vague Space
05/11/17 Thu Boise, ID WavePOP
05/12/17 Fri Portland, OR Analog Theater
05/13/17 Sat Seattle, WA Upstream Music Fest & Summit
05/14/17 Sun Vancouver, BC, Canada Red Gate Arts Society
05/18/17 Thu Detroit, MI UFO Factory with YOU.
05/19/17 Fri Toronto, ON, Canada Baby G with KAADE
06/17/17 Sat Montreal, QC, Canada Casa Del Popolo
09/20/17 Wed Atlanta, GA The Masquerade - Heaven with Front 242
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