Neo Boys

Neo Boys were contemporaries of first-wave Portland punk bands like Wipers and the Rats, but their sound was also rooted in the skinny elemental riffs and the outsider spirit of New York punk.
In 1978, four years after Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, and Billy Ficca had disbanded their Downtown proto-punk band, Neon Boys, and formed Television, teenage sisters K.T. (vox) and Kim Kincaid (bass) began Neo Boys on the other side of the country. (They eventually opened for Television, an impressive first gig.) Kim's smart, poetic singing was gruff and expressive in a way that sometimes recalled a more direct Patti Smith. Also comprising drummer Pat Baum and guitarist Jennifer Labianco, who later left and was replaced by the more proficient Meg Hentges, Neo Boys were a pioneering all-female punk group in the region and challenged the conventional notion that girls could only be singers.
Over their five-year run (they disbanded in 1983) the band was primarily an opening act, playing makeshift venues like houses, colleges, galleries, and their practice space.


Singles & EPs

T-226501 Neo Boys - Neo Boys album art Neo Boys Neo Boys(7") Trap Records T-226501 US 1980 Sell This Version
none Neo Boys - Crumbling Myths album art Neo Boys Crumbling Myths (EP) Not On Label none US 1982 Sell This Version


KLP242 Neo Boys - Sooner Or Later album art Neo Boys Sooner Or Later (Comp) K KLP242 US 2013 Sell This Version