Boys Like Girls
Boston emo act Boys Like Girls didn't exactly appear overnight, but considering the fact that the band formed late in 2005 and were launching a highly-anticipated debut LP only a year later, their ascent is dizzying. Singer and guitarist Martin Johnson put the band together with guitarist Paul DiGiovanni, bassist Bryan Donahue and drummer John Keefe, gaining early fans through grass roots internet efforts and support from Panic At The Disco producer Matt Squire, who helped the band secure a deal with Columbia/Red Ink for their debut. They hit the road on a number of support tours before Squire produced their eponymous debut, which entered the Billboard 200 in April 2007. Their follow-up, Love Drunk, saw them reach the charts yet again.