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Virtual Boy’s stylishly oddball set of influences is what happens when two talented young classical musicians discover their shared passion for dusty vintage synthesizers, new electronic-music genres, classic formalwear, and girls that look like they could star in a ‘60s Godard movie.

Founders Henry Allen and Preston Walker met freshman year at Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music based in California’s famed Orange County. Henry arrived from his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico as a classical guitar virtuoso. Preston, a Southern California native, became part of the Chapman University Choir, with which he toured Italy and sang for Pope Benedict XVI in the Sistine Chapel. But it was when Henry and Preston began composing together in their Music Technology class that their sonic potential revealed itself. Owing as much to Bach and Mozart as they do to Ratatat and evoking Air as much as Nosaj Thing and The Glitch Mob, Virtual Boy developed their own signature sound while producing their weekly composition assignments.

The duo released their coursework as EPs, which reached audiences outside academia’s ivory towers. After making their live debut at notable Los Angeles weekly Low End Theory, they were approached by its founder Daddy Kev to release their subsequent EP, Symphony No. None in February of 2011 on Kev’s own Alpha Pup Records. Post graduation, Virtual Boy are in the process of finishing their first full-length record, expected to release on Alpha Pup Records in early 2012.

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  • fi0let

    I've forgotten how good this is

    26 Feb 10:51pm Reply
  • penlix

    Virtual Boy, I bow down to your greatness guys!

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • xmattj916x

    i have no frame of reference for their older stuff, but a friend of mine turned me on to them with their new self-titled album. i think its really good.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Gallo88

    The LP totally sucks if compared to their older EP/Singles. I hate their new style.

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Psypanic

    Sizin taşaklar almış başını gidiyor affedersiniz......

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Dreyvas

    The new album reminds me of Boards of Canada in a few spots. I'm also hearing some Black Moth Super Rainbow, I love it.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • SaMiChi

    Took a few listen and I love the new album. The album as a whole is an amazing listen.

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Peasounay

    That's just crap

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ironarmatom

    i hate beets but i absolutely love beats

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • svjchtr

    new album isn't really what I was expecting, but it's still pretty good.

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • fi0let

    (: then listen to Viking

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • glitchpanda

    not sure what to make of their LP yet, hmmm

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • quinquevir

    the new track is soooo fuck*ng great *.*

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ebenezerr

    they are fucking amazing.

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • quinquevir

    Mass blows my mind, it's like fucking porn to my ears :O

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
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    29 Oct 2011 Reply
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    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • launderground

    we love virtual boy.

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • b0Rn24

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh2dzXGhdhw&feature=feedu

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • nas9i

    mass

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
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