Austin’s Boy + Kite wins “Your Shot To Rock” contest as judged by The Toadies.
Band earns slot on yearly Dia De Los Toadies festival with The Sword, Black Angels.
Austin’s Boy + Kite has emerged as the winner of the “Your Shot To Rock” contest sponsored by local rock radio station 101X. The day before the band released its debut album Go Fly, Boy + Kite was hand picked by fellow rock band The Toadies (best known for the hit song “Possum Kingdom”) as the winners over 60 other acts.
As part of the prize package, Boy + Kite has earned a featured slot on The Toadies yearly Dia De Los Toadies festival taking place on August 26th and 27th at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas. This year’s event will also feature (in addition to The Toadies) appearances by The Sword, The Black Angels and other Texas favorites.
Boy + Kite will also cut three new songs with all expenses paid by The Toadies label Kirtland Records. Todd Lewis of The Toadies has already expressed interest in producing these sessions himself. Boy + Kite’s debut album Go Fly and its lead single “Think In Stereo” are both out now. Boy + Kite brings back the essential eras of Sonic Youth and The Pixies in a way that is totally refreshing, but still evokes enough nostalgia to be timeless.