Available now. CD edition. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus formed boygenius after booking a tour together, but the trio had subconsciously been in the works for longer than that. Through a series of performances, chance encounters, and greenroom hangouts, the group felt an instant compatibility and comfort. The lyrically and musically arresting singer-songwriters and kindred spirits got to know each other on their own terms, producing their first EP along the way. With gut-wrenchingly personal yet easily relatable verses and spare, lilting melodic arrangements, all three are leading a new rock vanguard that values unflinching self-awareness and unassailable songcraft. Praise for "boygenius": 8.3/10 - Pitchfork (BNM), 8/10 - Exclaim!, 8.8/10 - Paste.