‘Hello, I am boog.’
Philadelphia songwriter boog has opened the doors to his Rock and Roll citadel with his newest EP, Regency. A sonic departure from his eponymous 2011 solo album, Regency brings together fuzz-drenched drums, slapping vocal echoes, and spring-loaded guitar lines in a cowpunk-meets-doo-wop saga. Lyrically, the record explores warring concepts—guilt and freedom, power and longing, ambition and fear, success and ethic— through a courtly lens, mindful of the most magnificent king, the lowliest serf, and all hands in between. Lo-fi in sound, feudal in content, and Rock and Roll at heart, Regency follows the model of boog’s previous work, only in that it follows no model but its own.
boog will support Regency solo in concert through summer and fall 2012.
‘It’s no small feat when someone can come along with just a voice and an acoustic guitar and make you feel like you haven’t heard it all before…[boog] jams Nick Cave bite, Tom Waits weirdness and Dylanesque storytelling acumen into his Southern Gothic-tinged folk, and yet doesn’t really sound like any of those dudes. With a strangely accented, occasionally unhinged baritone and sometimes-frantic strums, boog colors his dark, immersive character sketches with rum kisses, squirming worms, lamb-eyed stares and vagrant’s dreams.’
—Michael Alan Goldberg, Philadelphia Weekly
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