Girls Against Boys are an indie rock/post-hardcore band, originally forming in Washington, D.C. in 1988 and currently based in New York City.
The group began as a side project of Eli Janney and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. Canty soon left the project and by 1991 Janney had gone on to recruit three former members of D.C. hardcore punk group Soulside—Scott McCloud, Johnny Temple, and Alexis Fleisig—to complete the line-up. Girls Against Boys are perhaps most notable for employing dual bass guitars, a rarity in rock music, and for their second album, Venus Luxure No.1 Baby, a heavy yet nuanced entry into early 1990s post-hardcore. This album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow’s Parties-curated Don’t Look Back series.
They provided music for the soundtrack to the film Series 7: The Contenders, and two songs for the soundtrack to the 1994 film Clerks. They also contributed the song “Freaks” to the soundtrack for the cult film Hedwig and the Angry Inch