Premiere DateJun 6, 2016
Categories Media Music
00:00 Intro
00:41 Introducing BOYTOY
02:40 Postal BOYTOY
05:36 Pulp BOYTOY
07:27 Building An Empire BOYTOY
09:38 Your Girl BOYTOY
13:14 Shape Up BOYTOY
16:07 Mic Break
16:38 Interview with Glenn Van Dyke & Saara Oakner of BOYTOY
31:58 Mic Break
32:19 Outro
33:29 Poison Breeder BOYTOY
36:24 Wild One BOYTOY
38:49 Owe Somebody BOYTOY
41:12 Sailor Jerry BOYTOY
43:42 The Line BOYTOY
45:47 Can't Get It BOYTOY
48:38 Finish

Yay, you’re back! Welcome to BTRtoday’s Discovery Corner podcast brought to you by, Levi’s.

Meet Glenn Van Dyke and Saara Oakner of BOYTOY. The break-up of their individual bands back in 2012 and a shared loved for smoking and surfing brought these badass babes together.

Photo courtesy of Brayden Olson

The band is consistently Van Dyke and Oakner, but their drummer and bassist switches often, if they even decide to have a bassist. When BTRtoday caught up with the duo they were getting ready to have a double-header band practice, because their next two shows were to be with two different drummers.

Photo courtesy of Brayden Olson

BOYTOY has many influences. From The Spice Girls to dad rock like, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones, and even country music idols like Merle Haggard. The music is a combination of melodic beats and fast guitar riffs with catchy lyrics. Take for example, their song “Postal.” It will not only get stuck in your head forever, it’ll make you want to scream the lyrics from the top of your lungs all while simultaneously wanting to lay on a peaceful beach and watch the waves go in and out.

Photo courtesy of BOYTOY

All though they are a NYC-based band, BOYTOY switches back and forth between playing the big apple and Boston. Check out their Facebook, Bandcamp, Instagram, and Twitter to see where they’re head to next and what they’re brewing up.

And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on BOYTOY!

Elena Childers is BTRtoday's go-to music reporter extraordinaire. She writes Nightshift Sounds, Tune Up and The Music Meetup. She also produces and hosts The Music Meetup and New Vibrations podcasts every Monday…