Dear Boy

Sep 19, 2022

DEAR BOY releases their debut album "Forever Sometimes"

Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy releases their highly anticipated full-length album "Forever Sometimes" on Last Gang Records (pre-order). The release is Dear Boy’s first collaboration with the legendary label. Produced by the band and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, Phoenix, M83), the record also features contributions from Day Wave, Hazel English, Rogue Wave, AFI & Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit.

"The Los Angeles indie stalwarts finally release their fantastic first full-length. They’re not beholden to any current musical trends. Their work feels evergreen. It’s bittersweet and unabashedly nostalgic." - SPIN Magazine

"You don’t have to come from across the great, big pond to have a bit of British edge to your band. Dear Boy may hail from Los Angeles, but their alternative sound carries with it distinct notes of post-Britpop stylings." - Consequence of Sound

Dear Boy is the torch bearer of lyric-forward guitar music and melody focused indie rock. The band has become an important voice in the LA underground music scene, crafting bittersweet songs inspired by late '70s / early '80s post-punk and early '90s Britpop, seen through their unique modern lens.

The album was recently featured in KCRW's "Top 30 Albums . Dear Boy's Ben Grey says, "Forever Sometimes deals with life after death, love after life and the complexity of what it means to leave something or someone behind."

"Swan Dives", the album's new single, follows recent pre-album tracks "Forever Sometimes", "Wet Clothes," "Say When" and "(On My Mind)," which Flood Magazine described as "indebted to romantic ’80s synth-pop and yearning ’90s Brit-pop. It’s like a robust camera flash—bright and bursting new wave."

Dear Boy - "Forever sometimes" album cover

The album is also meant to feel like a full life lived. From the nondenominational "Evensong" to "Unbecoming" to "Marrying For Love" to "Die" to "Heaven Moves." Forever Sometimes is a full circle emotional journey and a microcosm of the human
experience. The first and last song on the album share the same ethereal voice which we employed to be a call to the listener… asking you to live this life again.

The band has announced two shows for the fall , where they'll be performing the brand new album for its audience, one at the El Rey Theatre i n Los Angeles, and the other one in Brooklyn, at the Elsewhere Zone 1.


Dear Boy is a band of best friends from Los Angeles, California. Ben Grey (vocals / guitar), Austin Hayman (guitar) , Keith Cooper (drums) and Lucy Lawrence (bass / vocals). With three EP’s and a bouquet of singles, Dear Boy has earned an immense and loyal
following, selling out headline shows from the Troubadour to The Teragram and touring with the likes of The Psychedelic Furs, James, Pete Yorn, Day Wave, Palace, Rogue Wave, Sunflower Bean, DMA’s, The Airborne Toxic Event & Peter Murphy. Recent festival
appearances include Corona Capital 2019 (Mexico City), Estéreo Picnic 2022 (Bogotá, Colombia), Pa’l Norte 2022 (Monterrey, Mexico) and recording a live set on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Official music video for "Forever Sometimes"

10.28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
11.03 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone 1

For more information, please contact Criteria Entertainment:

Juan Abella - Criteria Entertainment