Seminal post-hardcore band BoySetsFire have been around in one form or another since ’94. This makes them prime nostalgia bait in the same vein as floppy discs, Oregon Trail, and phones with cords that you could idly twirl around your fingers when you were on a call. You youngins have no idea what you missed out on.
But it doesn’t sound like BoySetsFire will be calling it quits just yet. According to a statement posted to the band’s Facebook page, the band is writing new music for the first time in years. Indeed, even after, “[living] through the terror of rap-rock, the tyranny of nu-metal, and the dark days of pop-punk,” (hey!) the boys just can’t be stopped.
“What came out was music that was even more intense, more fragile, and more brutal than anything we’ve done before,” the statement reads. “Even though to my disappointment there was almost no dubstep.” Darn, I was really looking forward to that dubstep.
In addition to the writing, BoySetsFire also has a tour “booked,” though no dates have been reported. Here’s to another twenty years.