LP, Limited Edition, Clear Vinyl
Interscope Records (2023) EU
The Record is the debut full length album from indie supergroup Boygenius. 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 tours and performances together, and chance encounters that led to friendships – including Bridgers' and Dacus' first in-person meeting backstage at a Philadelphia festival, greenroom hangouts that felt instantly comfortable and compatible, a couple of long email chains and even a secret handshake between Baker and Dacus – the lyrically and musically arresting singer-songwriters and kindred spirits got to know each other on their own terms. The Record is the trio's first new music since their 2018 self-titled EP, although they also appeared on Hayley Williams' solo debut Petals for Armor and Baker's 2021 song, "Favor."