at No Class
Tuesday, October 3rd
7pm doors / 8pm show
$16 advance / $18 show
Ratboys have been recording and releasing music for over a decade, but their newest album, The Window (Topshelf Records, August 2023), marks a number of firsts for the band. For starters, it was the first time they’d ever traveled outside their home base of Chicago to record an album, journeying to Seattle to work with producer Chris Walla for three weeks. It was also the first time they’d ever written an album collaboratively from start to finish, having added full-time members Sean Neumann on bass and Marcus Nuccio on drums in recent years. The new approaches to writing and recording are immediately apparent on The Window, which showcases the fullest, most expansive version of Ratboys’ sound.
Ratboys is an experimental folk band from South Bend, IN. Formerly known as Ratboy (until warned with non-specific threats of legal action), the duo of Julia Steiner (guitar, vocals) and Dave Sagan (everything else) met while attending Notre Dame, and began creating their own cozy blend of folk, lo-fi, indie, and pop.