Video: Andy Boay, “Big Chestined Nights”



FADER PREMIERE:
Last year, Arbutus Records reissued Andy Boay's Evil Masters tape, a collection of psychedelic ramblings and home-brewed singer-songwriter material that the Tonstartssbandht member recorded between the years 2006 and 2011. To amp us up for his North American tour with Surfer Blood next month, the Montreal scene stalwart just released this video for "Big Chestined Nights" (whatever that means), recorded last Winter in the Brooklyn apartment of Tonstartssbandht bandmate and brother Edwin White, where he sat in front of a TV, lip-synching and filming himself while live mixing the visuals in real-time. Like Edwin's Eola project, the vocals have the kind of guttural, belt-your-brains out quality that I can't help associating with the Baltimore of Ponytail and Dustin Wong, but the muddled instrumental/field recording stuff going on the in the background adds a welcome dimension of dubbiness. Confusingly, but also somewhat revealingly, Andy's brother offered a comment video: "Now I don't know about you, but whenever I smoke DMT I usually burst into the room which plays host to White's spirit in this video. Foreseeably, the indescribable majesty of said setting appears to have been somewhat degraded after filtering through the inferior technologies of the physical realm, but the Andy Boay spirit eternal carries the vibe back from the timeless ether to sober sitting rooms worldwide. Nothing is more objective than the beauty of an Andy Boay pop song." Tourdates below.

Tourdates:
9/26 Montrea, QC - Cabaret Playhouse w/ TOPS, Doldrums (DJ)
9/27 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College w/ Tonstartssbandht, Eola
9/29 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
9/30 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theater
10/1 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/3 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
10/4 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
10/5 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/6 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/7 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
10/9 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/10 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10/11 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
10/12 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's
10/13 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10/15 Kansas City - The Riot Room
10/16 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/18 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
10/19 San Diego, CA - The Irenic
10/21 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10/22 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10/23 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
10/24 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/26 Dallas, TX - Trees
10/27 Austin, TX - Red 7
10/28 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
10/29 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
10/30 Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
10/31 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder

Video: Andy Boay, “Big Chestined Nights”