Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, And Lucy Dacus Share Three ‘Boygenius’ Songs From Their Joint EP

Lera Pentelute

Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus got the indie world excited a couple of weeks ago when a publicity photo featuring the three and the name “Boygenius” started circulating. That naturally prompted speculation that some sort of collaborative project is on the way, and now that’s been officially confirmed: It’s been announced that Boygenius will release a self-titled six-track EP on November 9 via Matador. You can listen to half the record now, as the trio has shared three songs: The climactic Baker-led “Stay Down,” the Bridgers-sung midtempo rocker “Me & My Dog,” and the Dacus-fronted epic “Bite The Hand.”

Baker says of the collaboration, “When we met, Lucy and Phoebe and I were in similar places in our lives and our musical endeavors, but also had similar attitudes toward music that engendered an immediate affinity. Lucy and Phoebe are incredibly gifted performers, and I am a fan of their art outside of being their friends, but they are also both very wise, discerning and kind people whom I look up to in character as much as in talent.”

Bridgers adds, “It seemed obvious to record a 7-inch for tour, although many adult men will try to take credit for the idea.”

The three will also be touring together in support of the record. Listen to the new songs above, and check out the Boygenius artwork and the group’s upcoming tour dates below. Also revisit our interviews with Bridgers and Dacus, and listen to the Celebration Rock podcast episode with Baker.


11/4 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/6 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/7 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/8 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/10 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/11 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/12 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/13 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/15 — St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/16 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
11/17 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/19 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/20 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/23 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/24 — Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
11/25 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/27 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/29 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
11/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Boygenius is out 11/9 via Matador. Pre-order it here.