Boys Life (band)

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Boys Life
OriginKansas City, Missouri, U.S.
GenresMidwest emo, math rock, post-hardcore
Years active1993–1997, 2015
Past membersBrandon Butler
Joe Winkle
John Rejba
John Anderson
Dave Banaka

Boys Life was an American indie rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, formed in 1993. The band was foundational in the emo genre, especially influencing Taking Back Sunday.[1]

Band members went on to form other bands such as Canyon and Lullaby for the Working Class. Brandon Butler has also released several albums of solo material under his own name and formed the band Six Bells in 2014, who released their debut album in late 2015.[2] In 2015, the band announced a brief reunion tour to coincide with the vinyl-only reissue of its second full-length album.[3]


  • Brandon Butler (vocals/guitar)
  • Joe Winkle (guitar)
  • John Rejba (bass)
  • John Anderson (drums)


Singles and splits
Compilation appearances
  • (don't forget to) breathe CD / 12-inch plus 10-inch double LP (1997, Crank! Records 011)
    • Track 15 - "Sight Unseen" (live)

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  1. ^ Ian Cohen; David Anthony; Nina Corcoran; Emma Garland; Brad Nelson (February 13, 2020). "The 100 Greatest Emo Songs of All Time". Vox Media. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Brandon Butler | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  3. ^ "Boys Life (Topshelf Records)". Retrieved 26 June 2015.

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