Stream B Boys No Worry No Mind EP + “Get A Grip” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Surfy Brooklyn post-punk trio B Boys will release their No Worry No Mind EP on Captured Tracks tomorrow, and today we’ve got both an EP stream and a video for lead single “Get A Grip.”
The video features an array of characters in a trance-like state, seemingly overcome by the creeping sense of malaise that comes along with trudging through life’s day-to-day. Flashing between shots of its dead-eyed cast and the EP cover art come to life like one of those the weird moving scenery pictures that is normally reserved for your grandpa’s basement (usually hung up next to the singing fish decoration), the clip creates a playful dialogue whose subtle suggestions leave space for audiences to connect lyrics and visuals in whatever way they please.
Warm and heavy with grit, the tracks on the remainder of the EP build on the foundation of many classic punk acts from Wire to Parquet Courts, with flangy guitars and ambivalent vocals over tight, frantic rhythms. The fuzzy wall of sound is tempered by a faint glow and even a subtle twang, giving B Boys’ first offering a pleasing multi-faceted sound. Stream the EP and check out the video below.