Sat. Mar 28th, 2020

Greg Hoy & The Boys – Brilliant Jerk

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The landscape of popular music is shifting, and bands who pay homage to the classics has made a resurgence. Grey Hoy & The Boys’s single ‘Brilliant Jerk’ has undertones of classic punk rock acts such as Sex Pistols and The Clash, mixed in a more polished and contemporary fashion.

Grey Hoy currently calls The Bay Area his home, and will be embarking on a Northeastern U.S tour beginning mid-September.

Greg Hoy is an artist currently based out of San Francisco, CA. Several of Hoy’s songs have been featured on network television on shows such as “One Tree Hill” and MTV’s “Made”. He was a host for the original Arlene’s Grocery Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke in New York City. He has run a record label called 30 Peak since 2007 and does production and soundtrack work under the name earhopper. You can follow Greg Hoy & The Boys on Facebook and follow check out their website for news and updates.

Over the course of his career, Greg Hoy has released over thirty albums under various monikers such as The Royal Panics, Greg Hoy & The Boys, and Twice As Bright. Hoy has worked with a number of artists in various capacities including recording with The Last Town Chorus, performing at the base of the World Trade Center with Glenn Branca, and engineering bands with Steve Albini and J. Robbins.

Greg Hoy & The Boys will be multitasking while touring the country in a ‘73 Airstream. They will be filming a documentary about their travels and their retro-rock music in order to create a web series called “Limited Mileage”. The “Limited Mileage” tour has been booked by Galactic Touring: the band will be traveling to new markets up and down the east coast October through December of 2019.

This October, the northeast leg of their tour has them supporting their double LP, a self-titled release. As if they won’t be busy enough, they’ll also be promoting a new tour mini-album “Enjoy The View” recorded by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies) and remixed by Sylvia Massey (Rick Rubin, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash). The single “Enjoy The View” will be released September 13th.

The new mini LP will be released September 27th on all streaming platforms. You can check them out now on Spotify and Bandcamp. Keep up with news and updates on their website.

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