Break-ups can inspire great music, even when the break-up is with a band.  “Best buds,” Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown, formed the dream pop group Boy Friend in late 2010 after parting ways with indie rock outfit Sleep8Over and quickly started releasing EPs comprised of their own brand of dark, atmospheric, lovelorn music.  On February 5, 2012, the duo released Egyptian Wrinkle, an album recorded in a friend’s house in Austin, Texas.  Egyptian Wrinkle is a subtle album and has a singular thread which is seductive in tone and filled with haunting choruses, spacey harmonies and soft, flowing synthesizers.

Best Tracks:

Lovedropper has heartbeat drums coupled with heartbreak lyrics which occasionally kick into hypnotic falsettos that provide a brief respite from the song’s emotional devastation.

Egyptian Wrinkle is overflowing with breathy vocals and ominous verses set against a clear synth piano that randomly grinds to a halt during the track.

False Cross crescendos towards a layered chorus heavy on deep synths and echoed percussions.

Careless Whisper is Boy Friend’s cover of George Michael’s classic pop track.  Nuff said.

When & Where:

Although this album is a bit dark, it’s damn sexy and will set the mood better than candles and rose petals.

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Egyptian Wrinkle

False Cross

Careless Whisper