On their Facebook page, the B Boys’ bio reads: “…these B’s convene on the astral plane, channeling the individual experience and wisdom from their respective points of origin into a singular entity.” This mindset carries into their track, “Discipline,” in which the boys ask big questions about the way the mind works and comprehends what is beyond. Their abstracted sound is reminiscent of a mix between The Gang of Four and The Modern Lovers, as electrifying instrumental is met with the harsh, almost antithetical vocal tones similar to Jonathan Richman.
Yet in considering their sound in the present, B Boys sound eerily similar to early Parquet Courts. As the two bands have toured together this past year, this commonality works quite well live. Their album, Dada, released earlier this month via Captured Tracks, offers a few abstract gems that are also worth listening to — “I” and “Time” in particular.