Austin, Texas' Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown formed Boy Friend in late 2010, when the pair left Sleep8Over to concentrate on their own brand of lovelorn dream pop.
Friends since their early teens, Brown (vocals/guitar) and Palazzolo (vocals/keyboards) bonded over their fondness for Mariah Carey and Ray Lynch soundtracks and went on to create a sound reminiscent of the Cocteau Twins, Air, Beach House, and Strawberry Switchblade. The pair moved quickly after leaving Sleep8Over, releasing the Boy Friend EP in January 2011 and the Lovedropper 7" that May. During a tour with the like-minded Speculator in October, Boy Friend released a tour-only tape and the Crystal EP, which featured songs by both bands. After signing to Hell Yes!, the band released their debut album Egyptian Wrinkle in February 2012. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi