Drunken Sailor Records has released the full stream of “Booji Boys”, the new self-titled record from recently formed punk from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The pack features members from a bunch of the bands and brings in a solid portion of pop tinged fuzzy punk rock with a rock’n’roll twist.
The label commented:
Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada and featuring members of Fragment, Grump, Negative Rage, Science Project, Alienation, etc…. BOOJI BOYS
From the first time I heard this band I fell in love. Stupidly catchy hooks and melodies offset with the best warbled/ distorted vocals. It’s the best. If you want reference points, think kinda Coneheads/ Liquids but totally mixed with some pop, with of course a little DEVO.
It’s raw, undistilled, fucked up punk rock ‘n roll, there’s an urgency that drags you in, ain’t no stopping Booji Boys.
Sharing their thoughts on the band’s 2016 demo, Sorry State Records posted the following:
While most of the stuff coming from this scene has leaned toward hardcore (the best thing being the incredible Alienation MLP that came out on Warthog Speak a while back), Booji Boys inject a lot of pop into the equation. Fitting with their name, Devo seems to be an influence on the vocals, but the songwriting is more straightforwardly poppy… if you’re staying in the Devo realm, this is much more Freedom of Choice than Q: Are We Not Men?, but really this is even poppier than that comparison would have you believe. If you’re looking for a current band comparison, Booji Boys remind me a lot of Liquids… they have some of that Devo-inspired quirkiness of Coneheads, but also there’s an undercurrent of Lookout!-style pop-punk somewhere in there. The recording (as with a lot of the associated bands) is at times frustratingly raw, but there’s something really great here that shines though the din. Here’s hoping they clean things up a little bit for the next release, because what’s hinted at here is really brilliant.