Created in 2005, Boys Like Girls are a modern rock band from Andover, Massachusetts. Their sound resembles the school boy punk featured throughout the mid 2000-2009 decade. Similar artists include Fall Out Boy, We the Kings, and The Summer Set. Boys Like Girls performed with many modern hit artist such as Taylor Swift, Good Charlotte, and the All-American Rejects.
In late 2005, singer Martin Johnson met Bryan Donahue, John Keef, and Paul DiGiovanni. The group collaborated on a few projects and decided to form a band. After creating a few downloads for Pure Volume the group began to increase in popularity. Their song rose to the No. 1 spot on the unsigned artist list. By mid-2006 Boys Like Girls had already finished their first US tour. Their hard work caught the attention of Colombia Records and the band inked their first major deal.
Boys Like Girls dropped their self-titled debut album in August 2006. The record made it to gold status and launched the band into the mainstream. Critics claimed the album lacked a certain maturity; yet, the name clearly represented teen promiscuity. Adolescent music listeners loved the album, which led to its ultimate success. The band followed the release by spending the next two years touring. They had notable performances on the Vans Warped Tour and the Slam Dunk Festival. In 2009, they went to the UK and supported Fall Out Boy on their European tour.
Later that year, the group released their next album, Love Drunk. The record equaled the success of the previous and continued the popularity of the band. They followed by going on another European tour. During this time, they had a historical performance on the MTV stage in Malaysia with Hoobastank and many others.
In 2010, the group toured until they decided to go on a break. Rumors spread the band was breaking-up; however, they regrouped in 2011 to work on a new record. One year later, their latest album, Crazy World released and received modest success. The group followed with a short tour but didn’t return to the studio for a new project. Boys Like Girls is currently on a two year break and has no future plans at this time.