With their new EP, Throw Your Head to the World!, local act Boat Race Weekend is still taking their emotional style of pop-punk quite seriously. As frontman Evan Kruschke explained in an email, the title is inspired by Dave Eggers’ 2002 novel You Shall Know Our Velocity! “It’s about ridding yourself of all the negative mental processes that act as a barrier and a weight,” Kruschke says. “But also sharing the struggle and putting yourself out into the world so that you might be grace to others.” The busy group — childhood best friends who formed a band in 2013 while attending Gonzaga University — will share the four-track EP in its entirety at Saturday’s release show. The EP was produced and recorded by Dawson Scholz of the Idaho-based the Ongoing Concept.
— Laura Johnson