The Friday Night Boys

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The Friday Night Boys
Origin Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Genres Power pop, pop punk, electronica
Years active 2006–2010
Labels Fueled by Ramen
Past members Andrew Goldstein,
Mike Toohey,
Robby Reider,
Chris Barrett.

The Friday Night Boys were a pop punk band from Fairfax, Virginia, that formed in 2006. The band consisted of Andrew Goldstein, Mike Toohey, Robby Reider, and Chris Barrett.

The Friday Night Boys independently released The Sketch Process EP in the Spring of 2008 from producer Sean Small, selling over 45,000 total digital tracks. On July 11, 2008, the band performed on MTV's Total Request Live on a segment called "On Your Radar",[1] which featured unsigned bands with escalating online popularity. They also appeared on MTV.com's "Pop-Punk Rookies of 2009".[2] The band signed to Fueled By Ramen[3] in August 2008, and released the EP titled That's What She Said on October 14, 2008. Their first full-length album Off the Deep End was released on June 9, 2009 from producer Emanuel Kiriakou.

The band embarked in the fall of 2009 for the Glamour Kills Tour, supporting All Time Low. The tour also consisted of We The Kings and Hey Monday.

An acoustic version of their song "Permanent Heartbreak" appeared in the compilation "Take Action! Volume 9"

The band's song "Stuttering" was featured in the movie American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. Also, the song "Stupid Love Letter" was featured in the movie, When In Rome's original soundtrack.

The band headlined The Once It Hits Your Lips Tour, sponsored by Advent Clothing Company, in early 2010. Anarbor, The Bigger Lights, and The Ready Set were the opening acts for the tour.

The band was on Tour Spring 2010 as an opening act for Cute Is What We Aim For, along with The Bigger Lights and Down With Webster. This tour took take place April 23-Jun 19 2010.

On October 8, 2010, Andrew Goldstein announced the breakup of the band via Fueled by Ramen's Tumblr site. Goldstein also announced that Toohey and Reider will be working together in a new band project called Time Travel. Barrett will be working on a solo project, while Goldstein said his future plans are still unknown, though he has co-written and produced music for a couple of bands such as What Looks Like Crazy, Runner Runner, Boys Will Be Boys, Goodnight Lullaby, Rookie of the Year and others.

Former vocalist, Andrew Goldstein, has released his first solo song since the brand’s breakup entitled “I Like U Like That”.

On February 1, 2011, The Friday Night Boys released their final material, titled 'Everything You Ever Wanted: The B-Sides'.

Ep Released Date
So Friday Night, So Friday Tight EP 2007
The Sketch Process EP Spring 2008
That's What She Said EP October 14, 2008
Album Date released Billboard 200 Peak
Off the Deep End June 9, 2009 No. 198[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outhier, Craig (June 2, 2009). "The Friday Night Boys", Phoenix New Times. Retrieved on 2009-06-06.
  2. ^ (January 26, 2009). "The Buzz on: The Friday Night Boys", MTV.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-06.
  3. ^ http://www.fueledbyramen.com/bands/index.php?id=57
  4. ^ Charts, Allmusic