The alliance between BOYS NIGHT OUT and the Good Fight team extends back to the early ’00s. Founded in 2000 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, the post-hardcore band put out six releases between 2000 and 2007, including four on Ferret Music, the scene-reigning label owned and operated by the guys who would go on to form Good Fight. The band burned bright through those years, touring the world with My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Saves the Day, and other titans of that era. On hiatus for almost a decade now, BOYS NIGHT OUT returns in 2016 with a new EP, Black Dogs, coming soon on Good Fight.
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Good Fight owner Carl Severson gives this statement: “Boys Night Out were some of the most creative, passionate, and honest musicians I ever worked with. They just wanted to write and play and have fun, and they stopped when it didn’t feel right anymore. I always respected that. They wrote this new EP, Black Dogs, because years later it felt right again, and I’m honored we’re able to be a part of their music again.”
Guitarist Jeff Davis offers this hint about the new material: “The title Black Dogs is a metaphor for pain, addiction, depression. It follows a concept that those negative aspects of the psyche are separate from the individual, and are carried around as an external being or unwanted friend– a black dog.”
The EP was engineered and mixed by Derek Hoffman (Seaway, Stick to Your Guns) at Fox Sounds in Toronto, and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Brand New) at West West Side.
Stand by for more details about Boys Night Out and Good Fight Music’s release of Black Dogs.