Boy Harsher are Northampton-based duo of vocalist/lyricist Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller. Since 2014, Boy Harsher have steadily released what some might call the gold standard of darkwave and new industrial. Matthews and Muller met in Savannah, GA while both studying film and their initial interest in music began with cinema. Their first EP, Lesser Man, was originally released on a small run of cassettes, but rapidly gained online traction and became an underground hit. 2016’s Yr Body is Nothing LP and 2017’s Country Girl EP, propelled the duo into extensive tours and sold out shows across the US and Europe where they became known for their reckless and enveloping live performances. Boy Harsher rode this momentum into 2019’s LP Careful, which was praised by NPR Music, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, VICE, and beyond. 2021 saw the release of The Runner (Original Soundtrack), the soundtrack to a short horror film written, produced, and directed by the duo titled The Runner which balances cinematic instrumentals with pop songs that push the boundaries of Boy Harsher’s sound.
Boy Harsher have now contributed a sumptuously eerie track for the David Gordon Green directed finale to the iconic Halloween franchise, “Burn it Down” is out digitally on October 14, 2022 and on 12" on January 20, 2023 and released in tandem with the original score provided by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies.