Destroy Boys announce new album ‘Funeral Soundtrack #4’ will be out 9th August via Hopeless Records

Destroy Boys announce new album ‘Funeral Soundtrack #4’

Set for release 9th August via Hopeless Records

Release new song ‘Boyfeel’ with music video

UK & European tour dates in August


Photo Credit Matty Vogel 

Sacramento punks Destroy Boys have announced a new album, ‘Funeral Soundtrack #4’, for 9th August via Hopeless Records. Their fourth album, ‘Funeral Soundtrack #4’, features Mannequin Pussy and Scowl and was produced by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, The Linda Lindas, Best Coast). Today, you can hear the first official single from it, ‘Boyfeel,’ a song vocalist Alexia Roditis started writing at 17, where they explore their evolving relationship with gender nonconformity. The single is accompanied by a video directed by Tay Allard that explores the same themes. The album also includes the previously released ‘Plucked’‘Shadow (I’m Breaking Down)’ and ‘Beg For The Torture.’

‘Funeral Soundtrack #4’ captures the band at their most evolved, miles ahead of the scrappy, teenage sound that a new generation of rock fans fell in love with on their 2016 debut ‘Sorry, Mom’, but without losing their identity in the process. Recorded over the course of 2023, de la Garza pushed the band into new sonic territories. It’s still grounded in the band’s punk rock roots but leans into the members’ more eclectic influences, like salsa and bossa nova. De la Garza also helped highlight their gothier inspirations, like The Smiths, Cocteau Twins, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. The album’s title points to the death and rebirth of the members and their music over the course of their careers. “Looking back, our first three albums marked the deaths of things,” says guitarist Violet Mayugba. “They were soundtracks to our funerals, whether they were for our ages or our mental states. We’ve gone through a lot of changes as a band and as people.” Destroy Boys formed in 2015, when founding members Mayugba and Alexia Roditis were just 15 years old, and each release has marked a period of growth and change. “The first one was our high school album,” Mayugba explains. “On the second record, we went to college and were saying goodbye to our childhood. On the third one, we’d just gone through COVID and, speaking for myself, I lost my entire sense of self and gained a new one.”

Destroy Boys have a slew of shows coming up and they’ll be rounding off the summer with a clutch of European festival appearances including Reading & Leeds festivals in the UK, plus a headline show in Nottingham and a date with The Offspring in Luxembourg.

All the latest tour dates and tickets can be found here.


July 27: Milwaukee, WI @ Harley Davidson Homecoming Festival

July 28: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre (headline show)

July 29: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s (headline show)

July 31: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi (headline show)

Aug 01: St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag (headline show)

Aug 02: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (Lollapalooza After Show)

Aug 03: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

Aug 14: Paredes De Coura, Portugal @ Paredes De Coura

Aug 15: Charleville-mezieres, France @ Cabaret Vert

Aug 19: Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal (with The Offspring)

Aug 20: Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg (headline show)

Aug 22: Saint-Cloud, France @ Rock En Seine

Aug 23: Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Aug 24: Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms (headline show)

Aug 25: Reading, UK @ Reading Festival