An electro-pop band from Brooklyn, Boy Crisis were a hipster favorite before they'd even signed a recording contract, let alone released a debut album.
Influenced by the post-disco/post-punk sound of the early '80s, the band was founded in 2005 at Wesleyan Art College in Connecticut. Subsequently based in Brooklyn, Boy Crisis are comprised of Wesleyan alumni Victor Vazquez (vocals), Lee Pender (guitar), Tal Rozen (bass), Alex Kestner (keyboards), and Owen Roberts (drums). In 2008, as MP3s such as "Dressed to Digress" and "Strawberries" spread quickly across the blogosphere, Boy Crisis were featured in the British publication NME as one of "25 Bands Making America Cool Again"; moreover, another British publication, The Guardian, featured them as one of its Bands of the Day. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi