"New Austin, Texas, band Boyfrndz, however, was very well-put-together, with a decidedly math-rock bent. (You don't pack a six-string bass for nothing, right?) But they're much more than that. They merge kinetic, head-exploding release with an airy sense of song. This melodic heavenliness makes their technicality an invigorating punch and not a dragging anchor of overreaching display that kills the humanity in their music. It's the kind of experimental rock with real beauty, the kind that doesn't lose sight of the emotionality of music. They were the question mark from out of town, but ended up being a surprise find." -Orlando weekly
"Technically out of this world, the sound achieved on this release simply resonates as the beauty of chaos. You will love this ride, it's one that shocked my senses every single minute." -Sound Colour Vibration on Live with Ikey Owens
"This is just one of those bands you don't want to label with technical mumbo-jumbo. One moment you're caught in the hook with eerie vocals, bobbing your head, and the next a complicated guitar riff slams and faster-than-light drums hit you in the back of the head. If music is a journey, Boyfrndz is weaving in and out the back roads on a schizophrenic highway." -Hearingade
"This is an obvious 'Do not miss this band before they blow the f–k up' kind of thing." -Knuckle Rumbler
"Boyfrndz sound is an explosive contusion of wild guitar noise and expansive rhythms that fans of Tera Melos, Zach Hill, and Marnie Stern will be sure to enjoy." -Exploding in Sound
"Boyfrndz definitely exude a really chilled-out, shoegazey approach to noise-pop. The piecey, glitchy moments in "Human Suit" remind me of Baths, just without the occasional, head-scratchingly offensive vocal line. The songs sound bright and sunny— no, wait, they sound like a vacation. While there's a lot going on in every song, I feel relaxed, like I can let the electric blips and static-laced bass wash over me in waves." -Musicurious
Inevitably a new generation of musicians would discover that music, and with the benefit of hindsight, make it their own. Enter Austin Texas' own: RESIDUAL KID. Consisting of brothers Ben and Max Redman (drums and bass respectively) and singer / guitarist Deven Ivy, RESIDUAL KID is awash with equal parts high-end jangly guitars and chunky distortion. Beneath the layers of fuzz lay three ace-players who embrace their influences while putting their own stamp on the grungy delivery of fuzzy guitars, driving beats, and catchy melodic hooks. RESIDUAL KID is post-modern grunge.