My So-Called Friend
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My So-Called Friend


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"Best So-Called Friends Forever"

"We have a good teen demographic," beams Erik Carleton, singer and guitarist for Boston-based My So-Called Friend...With their energetic Fountains of Weez 182 sounds like they've achieved their goal with their debut's 10 songs. The only thing left for MSCF to do is fulfill the "gonna be rich and famous" agenda put forth on their surefire single "Date a Model". - Pat Healy, Metro - The Metro, 10/27/06

"Absolute Powerpop"

11/13/06: Boston and its surrounding areas have been a haven lately for high-energy power pop, and it's kind of fitting we salute a Boston band today with IPO Boston in full swing at the moment. In the same vein as bands like The Cautions, Waltham, and with an element of the great Boston pop band of them all (The Cars) in their sound, My So-Called Friend is worth your acquaintance if this type of power pop is up your alley.

Their self-titled debut also has the "modern rock" sound of Weezer and perhaps a crunchier Click Five. Listen for yourself at their myspace page, or at CD Baby. What impresses me about the band is that they can do more than rock - midtempo tracks like "San Diego" and "House Arrest" are highlights, and closer "The Beating of Our Hearts" is a power ballad par excellence.
- absolutepowerpop.blogspot

"My So-Called Friend"

This debut by Boston based My So-Called Friend features 10 radio ready songs packed with punchy power chords, bright vocals and soaring harmonies, all polished to a studio sheen. These mostly bouncy tunes - with a couple of ballads thrown in - feature big guitars, crisp drums, chiming keyboards, and some good hooks. Stand out tracks include "Date a Model", "Unpopular" with its psuedo disco bridge, and "House Arrest" a dynamic tune built around the interplay between electric and acoustic guitars. Fans of straight ahead powerpop should find this promising quartet worth a listen. ***** - iTunes Staff


My So-Called Friend (10 songs, self-titled, 2006)


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My So-Called Friend is a power-pop foursome from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was born in the summer of 2005 when Erik Carleton (vocals, guitar) and Andrew Sgro (guitar, vocals) decided to abandon their old projects and team up to write a record that blended both of their loves: song craft and power pop. They quickly found a rhythm section in Dave Trombley (bass) and Erik's brother, Tim (drummer). After sending a couple of demo tracks and teaming up with Fallout Boy/The Academy Is…/American Hi-Fi producer Scott Riebling, the band embarked on their debut recording project. On October 20th, 2006, the record was released.

Only two weeks after the record was completed, even before its official release, the band received a contract from MTV, airplay from Boston's WBCN, and was featured in the Boston Metro, Northeast Performer, The Noise, and Boston Herald. Recently, My So-Called Friend received a headlining slot at NEMO, was invited to participate in the WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble, won a slot in the Boston finals of Emergenza, and exploded on the Boston scene with the help of Sidehatch Entertainment. Still, MSCF works tirelessly to secure themselves as one of Boston's best buzz bands, always writing better songs, playing better gigs, and throwing better parties.

The results of MSCF's work have been staggering. The band has already opened a sold out Paradise Rock Club and played Boston's Axis, Paradise, and Avalon as well as New York's CBGB’s, Arlene’s Grocery, The Viper Room in L.A. and Seattle's Showbox. Polished, upbeat, and energetic, their live performance draws comparisons to bands like the All-American Rejects, Fallout Boy, Boys Like Girls, My Chemical Romance and has earned them a slot in the 2007 Vans Warped Tour.

Currently, My So-Called Friend is putting together an East Coast tour for July, optioning residency opportunities in Boston, and prepping for a handful of radio shows. They have recently recorded new songs as part of a demo EP project and look to reenter the studio to lay down a number of new tracks written since the October release of their self-titled debut.


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