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After logging several years as the guitarist for My Favorite Highway, Virginia native Andrew Goldstein left the lineup to start his own emo-pop band. He formed Friday Night Boys in 2006 and rounded out the lineup with bassist Robby Dallas Reider, guitarist Mike Toohey, and drummer Chris Barrett. Shows were infrequent at first; Goldstein had recently relocated to Harrisonburg for college, and his studies prevented him from booking many shows. Friday Night Boys did spend time recording their own songs, however, which they subsequently uploaded to MySpace and iTunes. An audience was born around those online recordings, and one of the band’s newest fans -- All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth -- helped secure Friday Night Boys a record contract in 2008. Now signed by Fueled by Ramen, the band quickly released an EP, That’s What She Said, and returned one year later with the full-length Off the Deep End. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi