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Snapshots: Boy Harsher @ DC9 — 10/29/17

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Boy Harsher @ DC9, Washington DC, 10/29/2017
Boy Harsher performs at DC9 on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Electronic duo Boy Harsher performed at DC9 on Sunday on the heels of releasing Country Girl, their latest EP, on Oct. 13 via Ascetic House. Augustus Miller and Jae Matthews played some of their latest dark electronic music in a very satisfying show on a brief US tour that takes them to Kingston, New York, tonight.

With songs like “Motion” from the new EP, Boy Harsher coated our ears in smooth synthpop. Jae sang in an appealing, ethereal manner while Augustus manned the synthesizer with rolling melodies backed by a hard beat.

Following “Motion,” Boy Harsher released the EP’s title track, and “Country Girl” has a similar aesthetic — surely inspired in part by early English house with rat-a-tat synth sounds borrowed from New Order and lush, whispery vocals similar to England’s Beloved. The song maintains a peaceful, seductive vibe that made for a pleasant listen at DC9 on Sunday.

Watch the official music video for “Country Girl” by Boy Harsher on YouTube:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkQSZpFpVCI]

Boy Harsher remain on tour in the United States through Nov. 11 and an appearance at Cold Waves Los Angeles before grooving on to Europe. Catch them if you can! Here are some pictures of Boy Harsher performing at DC9 on Oct. 29, 2017. All photos copyright and courtesy of Paivi.

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All photos by Paivi.

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