Through no fault of their own, Harlem became sort of popular. The band released their debut full-length, Hippies, on Matador in 2010 and Pitchfork awarded the album an 8.1 along with the praise “[Harlem] opt out of messing with fuzz pedals and wear their grime on their sleeve instead.” Following the release and fan-fare of Hippies, Coomers and Curtis went on to explore other side projects. Curtis busied himself with a band called Grape St. And Coomers released solo albums, back in Los Angeles for a stint, under the name Lace Curtains. In 2017 they came back together to play a few shows and released a cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Cola.” So much enjoyment was found during their reunion that they decided to back off from their respective careers as line cook and community college student to make a new record. Oh Boy, the follow-up to 2010’s Hippies, will be released on Female Fantasy Records on February 14, 2019.