Project Description

 

After last year’s introspective “Yay For Effort” vinyl LP and tour, Greg Hoy and The Boys return to the catchy punk pop sound of their earlier albums. “Holy Mother of God”, which is now available on Bandcamp with a planned release to Spotify and hard hitting music video that’s about to drop, is three and half minutes of guitar riff catchy rock n roll.

The 4 song EP features two amazing guests. In particular, Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers – one of rock n roll’s underrated songwriters and icons – took the title of the song, and wrote an entire new story from a different perspective. And as a joke, the band decided to cut a tongue-in-cheek ‘upbeat’ version, “Holy Mother of Ska”, featuring veteran ska icon Dave Sharma, drummer of the famously cool The Skalars, to play on it.

Jack Rabid from The Big Takeover says “With ‘Holy Mother of God’, California’s Hoy & The Boys are back to restless rocking — if The Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’ lashed to Nirvana’s “Lithium.”…if Cobain or Chrissie Hynde sang this strong outing, it’d be a smash”.

The trio’s tour will hit several regions and have the band sharing the stage on the east coast leg with Richard Reilly of legendary NYC 80s punks Victims.

 

Holy Mother of God Tour 2024

 

4/25 The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma, WA

4/26 Blue Moon Tavern Seattle, WA

4/27 Snapdragon Vashon Island, WA

5/01 The Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco, CA

5/03 Live on KMPH Fox Great Day Fresno, CA

5/03 The Great Room Fresno, CA

5/04 The Redwood Bar & Grill Los Angeles, CA

5/10 Berlin, New York, NY

5/11 Metropolis Collective, Mechanicsburg, PA

5/12 The Fire Philadelphia, PA

5/16 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA

5/17 Westside Bowl, Youngstown, OH

5/18 Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge Nashville, TN

 

East Bay, CA-based songwriter Greg Hoy – who’s recorded with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies), Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash, Tom Petty), and John Vanderslice (Spoon, Nada Surf) – toured incessantly across the US over the past several years supporting his releases “Yay for Effort” and “Cacophony”. Comparisons to Jack White, Tom Petty, and Brittany Howard aside, the veteran songwriter has been a long time critical favorite. Hip-hop icon Ice-T appeared in his music video for ‘Can You Take It?’ which was nominated for a California Music Video Award. Picked to take part in the Durango Songwriters Showcase for Film & TV, his songs have been heard on networks such as the CW, HBO, and MTV, as well as in commercials for Pinterest, Adobe, and American Express. Time Out NY says “Hoy’s music is fueled by straight up melodicism”. Red Red Wine on a Sunday says “Greg’s records are deep – like peeling layers off an onion – each song is a revelation!”, Broken 8 says his work “shines with a focused punk rock swagger.”

 

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