Chicago, IL indie rock/post-country band Ratboys have dropped their new single “Crossed That Line” and its acccompanying video.
The track features on their upcoming album ‘The Window‘, due to be released on August 25 through Topshelf Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Hunting for sonic inspiration, producer Chris Walla and the band sometimes spent hours just listening to their favorite albums, spinning everything from Sloan to Brainiac to The Roches. “We listened to so much music while making the record,” says guitarist David Sagan. “It helped us gain new perspectives and feel more connected to the songs we were making together.”
Lyrically, The Window sees vocalist/guitarist Julia Steiner at her most personal, reflecting on love and grief with occasional humor and levity. She frequently leans on windows as a theme—the idea of an interrupted connection, the feeling of being near someone without being fully present.
Watch the video for “Crossed That Line” below.
Ratboys Upcoming Tour Dates
08/25 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
09/21 — Champaign-Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/22 — Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
09/23 — Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
09/26 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/27 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/28 — Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09/29 — Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal
09/30 — Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern
10/02 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Bottlerocket Social Hall
10/03 — Cleveland, OH @ No Class
10/04 — Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
10/06 — St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/07 — Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
10/19 — Omaha, NE @ Reverb
10/21 — Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
10/22 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/24 — Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s
10/25 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/27 — San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
10/28 — Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room Highland Park
10/29 — San Diego, CA @ The Loft at UC San Diego
10/30 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/31 — Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
11/02 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/03 — Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
11/04 — Dallas, TX @ Club Dada