It’s no secret — I idolize girl lead singers in rock bands. It helps fuel my dream of being the lead of my own crappy punk posse one day. (Anyone interested in joining can leave a comment below; musical abilities optional.) BOYTOY recently joined my list of inspiration bands. With a rumbling, guitar heavy sound and thump-steady drums overlaid with soft vocals from Saara Untracht-Oakner, this band is sugar and spice. Of their handful of tracks, “Runner” earns the title of my favorite song this week. It’s one of the first songs BOYTOY played together and smack dab in the middle of their self-titled EP, which the group debuts this Friday, May 23 at Baby’s All Right.
Below is a video to another track off their new EP, “Visits”, starring former Saturday Night Live cast member and longtime friend of Saara’s, Horatio Sanz: