Back in 2018, three of the best young singers and songwriters in the world got together to form a band. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus teamed up as a trio and called themselves boygenius. They released one six-song EP. It ruled. They also toured together. By all accounts, that ruled, too.
In the time since then, boygenius haven’t officially done anything as a group, but they still work together when they get the chance. This year, all three sang backup vocals on “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” a song from Paramore leader Hayley Williams’ debut album Petals For Armor. Baker and Dacus also contributed vocals to Bridgers’ stunning new album Punisher. And now, the three members of boygenius are once again working together on something. But it’s not new music.
Tomorrow is one of the days when Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share of all music sold on the webstore. So tomorrow, boygenius are selling the demo versions of three of the songs on their three-song EP: “Bite The Hand,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Stay Down.” (Those were the first three songs that the trio shared.) The members of boygenius recorded those tracks in a June 2018 rehearsal, the day before they hit the studio to record the EP. They will only be available for 24 hours.
All three members of boygenius have picked different organizations, local to each of the, to donate the proceeds from those demos. Bridgers is contributing to Downtown Women’s Center. Baker has chosen OUTMemphis. Dacus is giving her share to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Richmond. Tomorrow, and only tomorrow, you’ll be able to buy those demos at Bandcamp.
UPDATE: And here they are!