Thursday, June 9, 2016


Canada's reigning music mag, Exclaim!, premieres "Obsequiarch," the second new single from Ontario's newly revived kings of post-hardcore, Boys Night Out.

"Obsequiarch" appears on the Boys' EP Black Dogs, the band's first release in almost a decade, coming out July 8th on Good Fight Music.

Listen, here:

Heroes of the '00s scene, Boys Night Out toured the world in that decade with bands like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and Saves the Day, and put out six releases, including four on Ferret Music, the label that would later evolve to become Good Fight Music.

Of the rebirth of the band, vocalist Connor Lovat-Fraser has said, "None of us really knew when or if this day would come, but I'm fairly goddamn sure that we all hoped it would... We may not be touring again any time soon but it's pretty fucking rad to have the opportunity to write music together again."

Black Dogs sees the band hit a whole new level of songcraft – classic rock and Britpop influences shine through. 
The EP was engineered and mixed by Derek Hoffman (Seaway, Stick to Your Guns) at Fox Sounds in Toronto, and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Brand New) at West West Side.

Guitarist Jeff Davis explains the concept behind the new EP: "The title Black Dogs is a metaphor for pain, addiction, depression. It follows a concept that those negative aspects of the psyche are separate from the individual, and are carried around as an external being or unwanted friend– a black dog."


Photo by James Heaslip