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Interview:
Boys Like Girls Enjoying Buzz Around Debut Album
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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Boston’s Boys Like Girls aren’t having any problem feeling the buzz around their selftitled debut album.

“Oh, absolutely,” says drummer John Keefe. “Ninety percent of the shows have been sold out, so you can definitely sense that people are enjoying it and coming out and know the record, for sure.”

The quartet came together in 2003, formed by members of different bands in the Boston modern rock scene. The “Boys Like Girls” album hit No. 1 on both Billboard’s Heatseekers Top New Artist Chart and SoundScan’s Alternative New Artist Sales Chart, while the single “The Great Escape” topped MTV’s “TRL” survey.

The group just shot a video for the second single, “Hero Heroine.”

And about that band name ...

“It was like a joke,” Keefe, 24, explains. “We were trying to think of band names, just one of those things where everyone writes down a bunch of names and ideas — something we’d all done a bunch of times before.

“So everyone wrote lists, and Boys Like Girls just seemed to be the right one — nothing more than that, really. It’s funny there was never a band name like Boys Like Girls before, y’know?”



Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, the Audition and Valencia perform at 6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9) at St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets are $16. Call (313) 961-6358 or visit www.livenation.com.

Web Site: www.livenation.com

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