Girls and Boys, featuring core members Brianna Lee and Josh Barrett, released their first album in October 2011, the impeccably produced The Feel of the Sun. Recorded in top studios around the Bay Area over the course of two years, The Feel of the Sun is filled with emotional, intricately woven songs that conjure feelings of loves lost and found. Featuring Mark Tarlton (drums) and Victor Relli (guitar), both long-time bandmates of Josh, the album’s melodies are driven home by a rhythm section that’s played together for more than 10 years. Girls and Boys have performed in venues across Northern California, including Hopmonk Tavern, Arlene Francis Center, and the Last Day Saloon. They’ve played regularly around the Bay Area, with shows at the Red Devil Lounge, the Park Chalet in San Francisco, and an upcoming gig in the Fillmore’s legendary Poster Room, opening for popular Swedish folk band First Aid Kit. In addition, the band is happy to announce that four songs have been chosen for the soundtrack of the film Divorce Invitation, a comedy starring Jamie Lynn Sigler, Elliot Gould and Paul Sorvino, which debuts at the Cannes Film Festival and in theaters in 2012. The rollicking, honky-tonk song, “Scratch and Scream,” is the featured song in the movie, backing up an extended montage. Inspired by heroes like Jack White, Sharon Van Etten, The Cure, Jimi Hendrix and hard-working Motown singers and songwriters, Girls and Boys strive to play soulful and nourishing music straight from the heart.