Boys Like Girls
About Boys Like Girls
Boston-born emo-pop turned country-tinged pop outfit Boys Like Girls features singer/guitarist Martin Johnson, bassist Bryan Donahue, drummer John Keefe, and guitarist Paul DiGiovanni (the last two members being cousins). After Boys Like Girls posted several demo recordings online, the band's lively hooks and youthful enthusiasm had garnered them quite a following by 2005's end, while also catching the attention of industry players like booking agent Matt Galle (My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday) and producer Matt Squire (Panic at the Disco, Northstar), both of whom contacted the band about working together. Following a national PureVolume-sponsored tour with Hit the Lights and A Thorn for Every Heart, Boys Like Girls entered the studio with Squire to record their debut album.
The resulting self-titled effort appeared in August 2006 on Red Ink. Although initial sales were slow, the album eventually went gold. Break through tracks like “The Great Escape” and “Thunder” broke the band in the Billboard Mainstream Top 10 charts and cemented the bands stature in the pop punk hierarchy.
Following the massive debut self-titled album, the band release their sophomore album Love Drunk in 2009. This album featured two top 10 singles, “Love Drunk” and “Two Is Better Than One” featuring rising country starlet Taylor Swift.
After the Love Drunk record cycle, the band took a brief hiatus to explore individual projects. Those ambitions didn’t keep them away long as they return in 2011 to release their third LP, Crazy World. This album explored more country undertones, with the pop emo angst. Following a tour with the All American Rejects, the band decided to each go explore individual projects and ambitions. In 2016, the band reunited for a 10th anniversary tour for the self-titled record, Boys Like Girls.