CD Review: BOYTOY

(Jesse Untracht Oakner)
(Jesse Untracht Oakner)

BOYTOY
BOYTOY EP
Papercup Music
by David Chiu

This Brooklyn trio’s sound certainly evokes the indie rock groups of the ’90s – most particularly Throwing Muses and the Breeders – with their post-punk pop music. Fronted by the twin guitar playing of Saara Untrecht Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke, BOYTOY crafts some pretty interesting tracks on their debut EP that borders between the angular guitar rock a la Television and a bit of bombast like an explosive Nirvana tune. Some of the standouts on the EP include the very spirited “Shallow Town” and “TV Dreams,” bookended by the heavy opener “Helluva Party” and the slow and melancholy-like “Shark in the Sun.” Overall, the BOYTOY EP is an impressive initial outing.

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