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Boy Problems

Boy Problems was a band from Philadelphia/Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. They only put out 6 songs, which is a bummer. One was a Tour EP and the other song was from a 4-way-split with a 3 other bands. However, all of their material is perfect. The lyrics are great for curing whatever sadness you’re going through. The noodly and mathy music over the shrill screaming is perfect. These 6 songs are absolutely amazing, with so many good moments. I mean, it starts off with a clip from Superbad where Seth and Evan tell eachother how they’re best friends and how they love eachother. There are just so many perfect moments from what they released, for lack of better words is amazing and emotional. It might take a bit of getting used to, but this band and what they did was amazing. I’m so grateful that I got to see them live at least once, even if they were drunk.

Summer Tour Songs

Good Grief (from 4-way-split)

Boys & Sex

Boys & Sex starts where Boy Problems left off. It’s still great music, but it’s a little more punk-ish than the noodly styling of Boy Problems. I didn’t like it at first, but it’s undoubtedly just as good as Boy Problems. The lyrics are as good as ever, the music packs a punch and is really solid.

Boys & Sex EP – Order it here


John Galm Spills the Beans!

John Galm is best known for his vocals in bands like Street Smart Cyclist and Snowing. However, he has a handful of projects that aren’t as well known about. Apparently, he’s ashamed of some of them. Sorry, John. I think they’re great, and i’m sure there’s other people out there who will feel the same way too.

The first of these is a solo album that he recorded in just one day. It’s really great, stripped down and low quality stuff. There’s moments where it sounds kind of Kevin Devine-esque. It’s simple, but really great. I dig it a lot.

John GalmNovember 22nd

The next is a project where John is assumedly solo as well. This, however, goes under the moniker Me Here, You There. It kind of sounds a little bit like Bright Eyes or something of that sort.  A thank you goes out to Nick from the Get Rad forums for sharing this.

Me Here, You ThereLive from Giant Stadium

Audio Recording Club

And last but not least is Audio Recording Club.  The EP is only okay, but the full-length album is really, really good. It’s well composed post-hardcore/pop-punk music. John is sharing vocal duties with someone else in this.

Audio Recording ClubEP + In the End, We Are All Light

That’s all for now. If anything else comes up, I’ll post it. I really love the Solo album (November 22), and that is personally where I would start.

UPDATE: My friend Tyler has informed me of a band called Decathalete that John was involved in as well. I am currently in looking around for their EP, but I’m not finding anything. If anyone wants to help me with this, that would be amazing.