Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus have joined forces to form a supergroup called Boygenius and will release their debut EP later this year.
The band came together after the three musicians booked a tour of the US together and decided to record a 7-inch to sell at their shows.
In a press release, Bridgers explained: “When we got together, we had way more songs than we expected and worked so well together, that we decided to make a full EP.”
‘Boygenius’ will feature six tracks, three of which have been released today (August 21). Each artist brought one song and one idea to the recording sessions, which they then worked on together.
You can listen to Bridgers’ ‘Me & My Dog’, Dacus’ ‘Bite The Hand’, and Baker’s ‘Stay Down’ below.
The full EP will be available on November 9 via Matador Records. The tracklist for the EP is as follows:
‘Bite The Hand’
‘Me & My Dog’
‘Salt In The Wound’
The US tour will see Baker and Bridgers co-headline with support from Dacus. Each musician will play a solo set, while a press release suggests fans “might be able to hear some Boygenius songs along the way.”
The full tour dates are as follows:
Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium (November 4)
Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel (6,7)
Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre (8)
Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall (10)
Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre (11)
Chicago, Thalia Hall (12, 13)
St Louis, MO, The Pageant (15)
Madison, WI, The Sylvee (16)
Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue (17)
Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre (19)
Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot (20)
Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom (23)
Seattle, WA, The Moore Theatre (24)
Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom (25)
Oakland, CA, Fox Theater (27)
San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park (29)
Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern (30)
Bridgers spoke to NME after her first ever European show at Norway’s Øya Festival earlier this month, where she discussed her recent performance with Mumford & Sons.
“I had never met them before,” she said. “They were playing with Maggie Rogers and Mavis Staples and were just like ‘we’re going to do a song at the end of the festival’, and then I get there and they’re like ‘oh, do you know this Radiohead song?’
“I’m like ‘Erm, yeah – I think I know that band’. It was a really crazy day. Going from having never met them before to having a million cameras in my face filming a half-assed rehearsal, it was surreal.”