strange boys

strange boys

Strange Boys-"Laugh at Sex, Not Her" from "Be Brave"

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The Strange Boys are an based in Austin, Texas, composed of Ryan Sambol (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica), Philip Sambol (bass), Greg Enlow (guitar), Mike La Franchi (drums), Jenna E. Thornhill DeWitt (saxophone, backing vocals), and Tim Presley (backing vocals). Their music incorporates stylistic elements of garage rock, punk, R&B and country music. The Strange Boys were formed in Dallas, Texas in 2001 as a punk duo by Ryan Sambol and Matt Hammer while the pair were in 8th grade. Ryan's brother Philip returned to Dallas from college and joined in 2003. The band released their debut Nothing EP in 2007 on Dusty Medical Records and in 2008 their first full-length album, entitled and Girls Club via In the Red Records on March 3, 2009. In late 2009 the band underwent some line-up changes, with drummer and founding member Matt Hammer being replaced by Seth Densham, originally of Mika Miko (who disbanded in October, 2009). Jenna Thornhill-DeWitt, also a former member of Mika Miko, was added as saxophonist and backing vocalist, and Tim Presley, of Darker My Love, also joined to contribute backing vocals. Seth left the group and Mikey La Franchi joined on drums. Around the same time, the newly-outfitted line-up of the Strange Boys signed a deal with UK record label Rough Trade to distribute their material outside of the US, and also announced details of their second album, Be Brave, which was released on February 22, 2010 (UK) and February 23, 2010 (US). The album was preceded by a single release of the title track, 'Be Brave' on January 25 (UK) and January 26 (US). The band released their third album "Live Music", (live pronounced as in "I live in the basement") exclusively on Rough Trade in October, 2011.