Downtown Boys  third album, Cost of Living, will be released August 11 on Sub Pop. A track off that album “Lips That Bite,” is now available at  Adult Swim Singles Program.

Downtown Boys use their ferocious energy and powerhouse live shows to unite crowds in the struggle to smash racism, queer phobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts. In addition to festival appearances at Riot Fest, London Calling, Made In America, and at House of Vans summer show w/ Royal Headache and Sheer Mag last night to start it off.

Victoria Ruiz Of Downtown Boys at House Of Vans NYC Photo: Chris Carrasquillo

Downtown Boys will be in the road heavily this summer into the fall.
Cost of Living is Downtown Boys’ first record for Sub Pop, and the band is using this new platform as a megaphone for their protest music, amplifying and centering Chicana, queer, and Latino voices in the far-too-whitewashed world of rock. The album is at once incendiary, cathartic, and fun, melding the band’s revolutionary ideals with boundless energy. Produced by Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, one of indie-rock’s most mythological figures (he also produced Blonde Redhead, The Gossip, and others), Cost of Living shows a sense of maturity without compromising the band’s righteous assault and captivating presence.
The position of Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded, indefatigable rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. This is how Downtown Boys began, and their resolve has only strengthened as both their sound and audience have grown. Like the socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of today.
Downtown Boys Tour Dates
8/11: Providence, RI @ Aurora (Record Release Show)
8/12: Boston, MA @ ONCE
8/13: Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
8/14: Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
8/15: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
8/16: Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
8/17: Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
8/18: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/19: Omaha, NE @ MAHA Festival
8/20: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
8/21: Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse
8/22: St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
8/23: Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
8/24: Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
8/25: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
8/26: Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
8/27: Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
8/28: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
8/29: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto
9/2-9/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
9/4: Washington, DC @ DC9
9/5: Durham, NC @ Pinhook
9/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Purgatory
9/7: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
9/8: Houston, TX @ Walters
9/9: McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
9/10: Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
9/11: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
9/12: Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
9/13: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
9/14: Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
9/15: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
9/16-9/17: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/19: Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
9/20: Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
9/21: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
9/22: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
9/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Summer Happenings at The Broad
9/24: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
10/9: Leffinge, Belgium @Cafe De Zwerver
10/10: Paris, France @ Le Point Ephemere
10/11: UK, Brighton @ The Haunt
10/12: UK, Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
10/13: UK, Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete’s
10/14: UK, Glasgow @ The Hug and Pint
10/16: Ireland, Dublin @ The Workman’s Club
10/17: UK, Liverpool @ The Shipping Forecast
10/18: UK, London @ Dome Tufnell Park
10/19: UK, Sheffield @ Picture House Social Club
10/20: UK, Manchester @ Deaf Institute
10/21: UK, Bristol @ Simple Things Festival
10/22: UK, Birmingham @ All Years Leaving Festival
10/24: Germany, Cologne @ Tsunami Club
10/25: Germany, Berlin @ Urban Spree
10/26: Germany, Hamburg @ Hafenklang
10/27: Netherlands, Amsterdam @ London Calling Festival