Exclusive Album Stream Premiere: Delicate Boys’ Physical Culture

Despite what their name suggests, Delicate Boys sound like they like to get rough and rowdy. The quartet’s  new album Physical Culture has a drunken physicality to it, like Mudhoney brawling with Thee Oh Sees at some muddy festival over the backstage buffet menu, but it also has a surprising amount of Texan aw-shucks charm. “Last Psychedelic Glory,” for instance, is fuzzed out and thick but the twang of the vocal hints at some alt-country influences, while “Meltin’ in the Moonlight” pairs a power pop beat with CCR-style slapback reverb on the vocals. There’s also a healthy amount of sonic experimentation, ranging from the sprawling synth freakout of “Hold On, Ingratiator” to the noisy, deranged “After Hours at the Snake Pit.” But you can judge all that for yourself with our exclusive stream of the album below, and by catching the band live this Friday, June 9th at Cheer Up Charlie’s.