Dear Boy shares his new single “Wet Clothes”

Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy are pleased to share “Wet Clothes”, the latest pre-release single from their full-length debut album due out later this year on Last Gang Records.

“Wet Clothes” is a song about the nature of loss and the bittersweet comfort of memory. Ben Gray of Dear Boy says: “Anything can be an emotional trigger when you miss someone, in the case of this song, the feeling of pouring rain. Something like that can make you feel close to someone again. ‘one even though you know in your heart you’ve never been this far. To me, that’s the epitome of the Dear Boy song. Each of us has our favorite song from the album, and “Wet Clothes” is mine.” Stream “Wet Clothes” on YouTube or any digital platform.

“Wet Clothes” follows recent singles “Say When” and “(On My Mind)”, which Flood Magazine described as “indebted to romantic ’80s synth-pop and ’90s Brit-pop. It’s like a rugged camera flash – bright, dazzling new wave.”

Dear Boy is the torchbearer of lyrical guitar music and melody-driven indie rock. The band became an important voice in LA’s underground music scene, creating bittersweet songs inspired by late 70s/early 80s post-punk and early 90s britpop, seen through their unique modern outlook.

Dear Boy is a group of best friends from Los Angeles, California. Ben Gray (vocals/guitar), Austin Hayman (guitar), Keith Cooper (drums) and Lucy Lawrence (bass/vocals). With three EPs and a bouquet of singles, Dear Boy has gained a huge and loyal following, selling out hit shows from The Troubadour to The Teragram and touring with The Psychedelic Furs, James, Pete Yorn, Day Wave, Rogue Wave, Haricot de sunflower, DMA and Peter Murphy. 2019 also saw the band perform at the Corona Capital festival in Mexico City and record a live set on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

In 2020 Dear Boy completed their first full album and in 2021 signed with Last Gang. The release will be Dear Boy’s first collaboration with the legendary label. Produced by the band and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, Phoenix, M83), the disc also features contributions from Day Wave, Hazel English, Rogue Wave, AFI & Passion Pit’s Ian Hultquist.

Dear Boy describes it as a “forever record”. They can’t wait to hear the band you start after you’ve finished listening to it.

Listen to the new single here:

Elizabeth J. Harless