Playing 1960s Nuggets that belie their age, the Strange Boys quickly inserted themselves in Austin’s garage rock and pop revival of the mid millennium alongside bands like The Black and The Ugly Beats. Beginning as a duo in 2001, the Dallas group congealed into its current quartet of brothers Ryan and Philip Sambol alongside Matt Hammer and Greg Enlow in 2004. The following year brought the release of their appropriately titled debut EP, States Newest Noise Makers, Ryan’s slurred, slacker vocals texturing their classic riffs and rhythms. Moving to Austin in late 2006, the group began recording their first LP with Gris Gris man Greg Ashley. Second EP Nothing came out as a 7-inch fall 2007 on Dusty Medical Records.