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DIY Discovery | Destroy Boys

Female-fronted Oakland punks offer mosh-pit anthems for a new generation.


Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment of DIY Discovery, where I introduce you to artists who have sent me their music directly (and who don’t suck — that’s definitely part of the deal too). If you’d like to get in on this action, no problemo: Just click here or go to the Submit Music page, fill out the form and hit send. Or email me directly here. I can’t promise I’ll feature you, but if you’re as awesome as you think you are, it could happen. You never know. But first, check out today’s killer entry:

NAME: Destroy Boys

HOME: Oakland, Calif.


MY PITHY DESCRIPTION: Mosh-pit anthems for a new generation.

FIVE ADJECTIVES FOR THEIR MUSIC: Rambunctious, cathartic, muscular, confident, unfiltered.

WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: The best band in your town’s all-ages punk club.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “Ever since crossing the radar of music fans after a mention by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong in the pages of Rolling Stone, we’ve conquered venues and festivals throughout the country. The title of our forthcoming sophomore record, Make Room, applies not only to traditionally misogynistic music scenes, but also to our personal balancing acts as both college students and a rock duo.

“The struggles addressed in these songs are about self-realization and issues in our environment, as opposed to just relationship problems. We really dug deep into the core of ourselves and each other while making this record…and we found a lot of great stuff in there.”

“The perfect soundtrack for slaying the patriarchy or going skating with your friends, Make Room is officially yours.”