28 June 2017

Mind Equals Blown Feature Boy King Islands

Read this great little history of Boy King Islands, courtesy of Adit Ahmed & Mind Equals Blown.

Jason Hunt recording on White Mirror's "Say It's Home" at ECHO/NORMAL with Dan Smart



16 June 2017

[DISCOGRAPHY] Boy King Islands - Pastels

Pastels - Youngbloods Cover

Boy King Islands - Pastels (Youngbloods, 2017)
YBZ013
Format: Digital Only

1. Fall (demo version)
2. Finally Home
3. Memory Loop
4. See Through Your Eyes
5. A Tear & A Smile
6. Youth Disappearing
7. Cuban Joint
8. Echoes (original guitar demo)
9. Are We Where from Tell Can’t We
10. 12 String Rain
11. Million Dollar Piano
12. Chords From Snow
13. Blue In Black
14. All Green & White (demo version)
15. Chasing Noises (demo version)
16. Fall
17. Henry Darger
18. Rise

All material recorded by Zachary Mastoon and Jason Hunt – separately or together – between 2002 & 2014. Mastered by Dan Smart at ECHO/NORMAL.



Youngbloods version of the album originally released as a very limited CD-R in 2015.

Original photography by Chris Eichenseer of Someoddpilot from the Boy King Islands' "Fall" photo shoot (2004).

15 June 2017

dublab's Damage Control - Radio Mix Archive


Damage Control on dublab - June 15th, 2017: Caural/Boy King Islands with Derelict 

To celebrate the release of Boy King Islands' new album, Pastels, I spun a largely ambient/shoegaze-y set on the one and only dublab, and chatted a bit with the homie Derek McNeill. Check out the entire stream here, or download here.


Tracklist (note: guest mix begins 9:40 in)

1. Drab Majesty – Hath No Form – The Demonstration – Dais Records
2. Liars – The Exact Color of Doubt – Wixiw – Mute
3. Lotus Plaza – These Years – The Floodlight Collective – Kranky
4. Benoit Pioulard – The Guilded Fear That Guides The Flow – Sonnet – Kranky
5. Pale Saints – A Deep Sleep for Steven – The Comforts of Madness – 4AD
6. Belong – Perfect Life – Common Era – Kranky
7. Be Forest – Thrill – Cold – Bloodrock Records/We Were Never Boring
8. Ride – Seagull – Nowhere – Creation
9. Diiv (as “Dive”) – Sometime – Sometime/Corvalis 7” – Captured Tracks
10. Cleaners from Venus – Julie Profumo – Songs For A Fallow Land – Captured Tracks (Reissue)
11. Nitefields – You I Never Knew – Depersonalization – Felte
12. Boy King Islands – I Talk To The Wind – Fall – Eat Concrete/Plustapes
13. Ford & Lopatin featuring Tamaryn – Flying Dream – Snakes/Flying Dream 12” – Mexican Summer
14. Cheatahs – Kenworth – Cheatahs – Wichita
15. Slowdive – Changes – Pygmalion Demos – Creation
16. Broadcast – Man Is Not A Bird – Haha Sound – Warp
17. Gauntlet Hair – Lights Out – Gauntlet Hair – Dead Oceans
18. Pailhead – I Will Refuse – I Will Refuse 12” – Wax Trax