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Ratboys // "Westside" Song Premiere

Today, Ratboys' single “Westside” is streaming on The Line of Best Fit, who relate the post-country single’s prominent sun-soaked guitar chords to “a blinding sunset to cap off the musical equivalent of a hazy August afternoon.”

The track from “GN” follows up the Chicago outfit’s “AOID” with a sort of nostalgic emotional hide-and-seek delivered softly by Julia Steiner’s vocals, with lyrics like 'I fall asleep to the memories / Of my dreams," which push through Dave Sagan's swirling guitar crescendos. The track leaves its listeners in a dreamy country-inspired haze reminiscent of past summers. “Westside” reveals Ratboys’ ability to mix their own form of indie rock with undertones of other genres.

Pre-order their upcoming album, “GN."

Tour Dates:

  • 5/26 Chicago, IL - Schuba's~
  • 5/27 Howell, MI - BLED Fest
  • 5/28 Cleveland, OH - Mahall's~
  • 5/30 Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs~
  • 5/31 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's Alright~
  • 6/1 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle~
  • 6/2 Pittsburgh, PA - Ba Sing Se
  • 6/3 South Bend, IN - Riverlights Music Festival

~supporting Pet Symmetry

  • 6/5 Chicago, IL - The Gym (stripped down set)
  • 6/30 Chicago, IL - Schuba's*
  • 7/1 Davenport, IA - The Raccoon Motel*
  • 7/2 Champaign, IL - Memphis on Main*
  • 7/3 Bowling Green, KY - Sinkhole Sanctuary*
  • 7/5 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
  • 7/6 Toronto, ON - D-Beatstro
  • 7/7 Ottawa - ON - TBA
  • 7/8 Burlington, VT - TBA
  • 7/9 Montreal, QC - L'Escogriffe
  • 7/11 Manchester, NH - Penuches Music Hall
  • 7/12 Portland, ME - Space Gallery
  • 7/13 Albany, NY - Relief Theater
  • 7/14 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
  • 7/15 Bethlehem, PA - Blast Furnace Room
  • *w/ Mother Evergreen
  • 7/21 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
  • 7/22 Omaha, NE - Milk Run
  • 7/24 Laramie, WY - Babe Haus
  • 7/29 Chicago, IL - Wicker Park Fest
  • 8/18 Chicago, IL - Subterranean (upstairs)

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    Ratboys - GN Bundle
    Ratboys
    GN Bundle
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    Ratboys - GN
    Ratboys
    GN
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    Ratboys
    AOID
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    Ratboys - Loom Shirt
    Ratboys
    GN Shirt
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    Ratboys
    Bugs Shirt
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    Dowsing / Ratboys
    Split
  • Ratboys- Not Again
    Ratboys
    Not Again
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    Ratboys
    Space Blows