BOYO

Me, Again Me, Again Me, Again

Marketing Highlights

BOYO is the pseudonym of 20 year-old singer-songwriter Robert Tilden. Tilden's been kicking around the LA DIY scene since he was 16 years old, spending the better part of it fronting the garage band Bobby T. and the Slackers. Me, Again, the follow up to his debut Control, taps into his sense of vulnerability, taking on themes of isolation, addiction, and regret. The album is a jagged collection of garage rock and soft DIY indie and noisey pop music, channeling everyone from Ty Segall to Elliot Smith to Deerhunter.


"Announced in September, BOYO’s forthcoming new album, ‘Me, Again’, immediately took on a shaded figure with the release of its first single, Insomnia. Led by Robert Tilden’s half-broken croon, that initial entry-point was a slow-crawl of nominative determinism; a nightly unraveling that left an immediate impression, cumbersome and vulnerable in equal measure.

Unveiled today, the record’s title-track does little to shift the cloud of fog that cloaks BOYO’s latest work, the three-minutes or so of ‘Me, Again’ perhaps even more tender than what came before. Again consumed by the idea of sleep, both literally, in lyrical form (“feel ashamed, sleep for days“), and also in the atmospheric weight that it exudes, the new track is another compelling cut from the young LA artist, sitting somewhere between Alex G’s early bedroom compositions and Hovvdy’s equally immersive journeying, and carrying a significance usually associated with far more seasoned songwriters." - GoldFlakePaint UK

"BOYO is Robert Tilden, once of Bobby T. and the Slackers but now gone solo and gone a little deeper and weirder, too, and this is the first extremely advance single from his next album. “Insomnia” is (naturally) an uneasy, anxious and even melancholy indie song with what the craftspeople among you might call “live edges, always the mark of a true artist. In this video directed by Nathan Castiel, you’ll watch as the watcher becomes the watched—literally, actually—and then think about where that leaves you. " - L.A. Record

"At 20-years-old, Robert Tilden already has already cut his teeth in LA's music scene. He founded local rock darlings Bobby T. and the Slackers at 16, gigging around the city's warehouse and DIY circuit before recording a demo in 2012 that landed him alongside acts like Cherry Glazerr and Girlpool.

After overcoming struggles with anxiety and addiction, Tilden re-emerged with a new sound and new moniker, BOYO, in 2015. The new project sees Tilden delving into noise pop, his mercurial croon floating atop lo-fi orchestrations and lilting melodies." - Noisey

Last year, Robert Tilden traded in his former band name for something more succinct. And thus BOYO rose from the ashes of what was once Bobby T. and the Slackers. Though Tilden held onto his prior project’s fuzz and Danger Collective affiliation, BOYO take strides away from the psych-pop pigeonhole with their latest EP. Machines shines through its melodies, which sound fit for Elliott Smith's From a Basement on the Hill. Psych-rock deserves a little tenderness, anyway. BOYO may be one of L.A.’s busiest bands, having graced DIY spaces, a college campus and a sprawling backyard below the 5 all in a year’s work. — Cory Lomberg, L.A. Weekly


Pressing Information:

Vinyl: -12" Fun Dip Vinyl Record -12" Double Mint Vinyl Record (Indie Exclusive)

CD: -Digipack CD's with additional art.

Digital: - All streaming platforms.

Release Date: 01/19/2018 Catalog #: DCR-075 Previous Releases: Control, Machines EP Home Town: Los Angeles, CA Formats: Vinyl / CD / CASS / Digital Genre: Indie Rock

Bio

A lot changed for Robert Tilden over the course of the year leading up to his new record, Me, Again. The aptly titled follow up to his first critical release, Control, was frantically finished just three months after its precursor, but exemplifies far more growth than the album’s naive name suggests. Robert’s personal development has been tracked across the handful of projects he’s performed in since entering Los Angeles’s vibrant DIY scene as a teenager. But after spending the better part of his salad days fronting Bobby T. and the Slackers, opening up for local heroes like Moses Campbell, Surf Curse, and Palm Reader he refocusing his efforts on a new project, BOYO. Now for his second release with Danger Collective Records, Robert has composed a jagged body of work reflecting on everything that has brought him to where he is today. Like all of the songs he has produced to this day, the tracks that make up Me, Again were conceived during the late hours of the night in cobbled together home studios around Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Robert taught himself how to record after pirating ProTools on his family computer at 15, and has since persevered through the trials and tribulations of bedroom recording to craft the sound he is now known for. Robert doesn’t labor over his songwriting and recording, much like his LA DIY predecessors, No Age and Ty Segall. Instead, Robert hastily writes and arranges heartfelt track after heartfelt track, amounting to a massive musical output, part of which he and label head Reed Kanter narrowed down to construct Me, Again. The songs that make up the album range from fuzzy ballads like “A Social Death by Proximity (In Hollywood)” to apologetic slow jams like “Haunts.” Each of the tracks give a different glimpse into scenes throughout Robert’s formative years, referencing the sights and sounds of the places he has inhabited as a young adult. Before releasing 2016’s Control, Robert toured the East Coast with long time friends and collaborators, Girlpool. He had just decided to drop out of Cal Arts, and was actively trying to alter the destructive and lethargic lifestyle he had kept up throughout college. On that tour, while performing bare solo sets in places he’d never been and spending time with friends he hadn’t seen in months, Robert started to form the first few songs for Me, Again. Feeling rejuvenated from the tour, Robert eagerly returned to Los Angeles and started building out the record. He stepped out of his comfort zone by working with bandmate Ruben Radlauer (also of Model/ Actriz) to track the drums on a big chunk of the songs and help determine the pacing for the record. While awkward for Robert at first, the recording method mirrored Robert’s personal discomfort while at a transitional moment in his life, and ultimately allowed for more vulnerability on the record. Robert recalls listening to Built to Spill, Elliott Smith, Helvetia and Deerhunter, who’s collective influences helped to give the album its erratic but polished sound. A few months later, before Control had even been mastered, Me, Again was close to complete. Since finishing the new album, Robert has been busy playing shows regularly around the West Coast with Surf Curse, Moaning, and Jerry Paper, while quietly anticipating his new release. The album is set to come out on the heels of a split 10 inch BOYO made with Current Joys that’s being put out by Terrible Records and Danger Collective. For Robert, the record marks a new beginning without a complete abandon of his past. Although Me, Again dwells on themes of isolation, addiction, and regret, Robert is enthusiastic about what it got him through, and excited to see where it takes him.

Tracklist

1. On Call
2. Binge
3. A Social Death by Proximity (in Hollywood)
4. Different
5. Waste
6. Haunts
7. Me, Again
8. Cult of Personality
9. A Social Death by Proximity (in Los Feliz)
10. Repressed (slump)
11. Interlude
12. Insomnia
13. Dinosaurs

For Fans Of

The Strokes, Surf Curse, Elliot Smith, Girlpool, Homeshake, Mild High Club, Deerhunter, Ty Segall

Home Market

Los Angeles, California - United States

Album Details

Artist

BOYO

Album Title

Me, Again

Street Date

01/19/2018

Order Due Date

12/22/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Danger Collective

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD10

UPC

720260554395

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

DCR0752

Album Details

Artist

BOYO

Album Title

Me, Again

Street Date

01/19/2018

Order Due Date

12/22/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Danger Collective

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

673681140374

Box Lot

15

Catalog #

DCR0751

Album Details

Artist

BOYO

Album Title

Me, Again

Preorder Date

12/01/2017

Street Date

01/19/2018

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Danger Collective

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446848181

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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