J-14 is scouting out the hottest bands around... and this week's pick is Call Me Anything!
Here are five things you need to know about Call Me Anything who's currently gearing up to hit the road this summer to promote their new EP Celebrity!
Boston's based Call Me Anything consists of Will Tenney and Matt Mcnulty, two college friends that always knew they wanted to make music a career. Matt stole his brother's drum set while Will took inspiration from the girl next door. "I think it all started back when I was five or six years old. This girl, Molly, that lived across the street started taking piano lessons, and I wanted to do everything that she did, so my mom signed me up as well," Will tells J-14. "Ever since then it's been my life."
Their meeting was all a matter of fate. "The first day of college, I was late to my orientation class, and the only seat open was next to Matt. After the class was over, this girl behind us asked if we were twins and we had a good laugh together. We got to talking and I told him that I needed someone to sit in for these tour dates I had with For The Foxes," Will says. "We played our first show together in Providence, RI with no band name, and no practice. I'm sure it was horrendous, but we had a good time!"
Classifying Call Me Anything's sound isn't an easy task. "Some people say we're rock, some people say we're pop, but at the end of the day, we're just a band that likes to have a good time and our music definitely reflects that," They say. "Life is tough, so here's to feeling good. Even if it's just for 3 minutes and 30 seconds."
Their new EP Celebrity encompasses everything that Matt and Will wanted the record to be. "All in all, we live a pretty ridiculous lifestyle, and we wanted a record that reflected that as well as being relatable," they tell J-14.
The single "#OVERIT" off their new record is Matt's favorite track. "For me, it's the perfect mix of rock and pop," Matt says. "It's got the full band stuff like our old songs had, but also rocks some pretty sweet programming.
Check out "#OVERIT" below and let us know what you think!
Photo: Courtesy of Tom Falcone