Only Living Boy eats raw hearts for breakfast. Fueled by lifeâ€™s stunning brokenness, the band offers an authentic and poignant experience through a distinct rock sound. The trioâ€™s unrivaled style is a combination of 70s vinyl inherited from their parents and the alternative rock of their own MTV adolescence, rounded out with bits of jam, blues, reggae and punk. Thanks to their hometownâ€™s suspension between Pennsylvanian woods and New York City concrete, Only Living Boyâ€™s Northwest New Jersey roots help define its sound and attitudeâ€”organic with an edge.
In 2008 the band – seemingly as a right of passage â€“ found that not everyone in the music industry has their best interests in mind. After much heartache, disbelief and lawyerâ€™s bills the band surged forward to reinvent itself as Only Living Boy, named after Paul Simonâ€™s â€œOnly Living Boy in New York.â€ The change represented a significant shift in attitude, songwriting and musicianship. With newfound motivation and an evolved sound, Only Living Boy immediately recorded itâ€™s insightful and provocative self-titled debut, which was released on Wurli Records in August 2008. The album saw national attention through reviews, interviews and airplay on large market terrestrial as well as online radio.
Throughout two years of constant national touring (200 shows/year) the band has developed a ravenous, grass roots fan-base that continues to grow with each and every show. With the upcoming release of their new album Hide Nothing (out June 18th on Hub City Music), the road â€œchopsâ€ of a band twice their age and the songwriting prowess that only comes from real experience, Only Living Boy is ready to seize this summer!
Hide Nothing was recorded and produced by Paul Ritchie, guitarist/song writer for Jersey shore based rock band The Parlor Mob (Road Runner Records). Get a taste of the new material next Thursday June 9th at Bowery Electric in New York City and head down to Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ for their album release show on June 18th.
Only Living Boy w/Dead Ex’s
Thursday June 9th 8PM
New York, NY 10003