- 10:52 AM, Sep 27
The formation of Boys Like Girls was initiated by vocalist Martin Johnson in late 2005 under the moniker of Fake ID/The Drive. Martin recruited bassist Bryan Donahue and drummer John Keefe. Then, John brought along lead guitarist Paul DiGiovanni to complete their line-up. They later changed their name to Boys Like Girls.
In a bid to promote their music, this band opened an account on PureVolume site. They uploaded a rough demo of "The Great Escape" and an acoustic rendition of "Thunder". Having a social network seemed to be an effective way to promote their music. Within few months, their songs were heard across United States and they became PureVolume's Top Unsigned Artist.
This band then were contacted by producer Matt Squire for collaboration in the future project. They were also signed to support several tours, including the ones headlined by Cute Is What We Aim For, Hit the Lights and Butch Walker. In between their hectic schedule on the road, they managed to hit studio and worked on their debut studio album with Matt.
They released a self-titled set "Boys Like Girls" in the U.S. stores on August 22, 2006. The record was certified gold for selling more than 500,000 copies with three of its singles peaking at the Top 40 of Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, single "Hero/Heroine" was featured on Nickelodeon's TV movie "Spectacular!" and served as a theme song for MTV's dating reality show "A Double Shot at Love".
The band's sophomore effort arrived three years after the outing of the first album. Titled "Love Drunk", the studio project comes out across United States on September 8. In one of the songs, they team up with country music singer Taylor Swift.
When they were not in the studio, this band mostly spent their lives on the road, performing in several major events, such as Slum Dunk Festival, mtvU Sunblock Music Festival and Warped Tour in addition to headlining their own roadshows. They also opened for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Fall Out Boy and many more. Aside from touring and crafting songs for their own records, they contributed to other musicians' effort. They recently helped Miranda Cosgrove working on her debut album.
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