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I Set My Friends On Fire Signs To Epitaph Records

Ironic and completely original, experimental electro-grind duo I Set My Friends On Fire has signed to Epitaph Records with plans to release their debut album in the fall.

Consisting of Matt (Vocals) and Nabil (Instruments/Programming/Vocals), I Set My Friends On Fire defies conventional genres by cross-breeding electronica with elements of grind and hardcore for one of the freshest sounds around. Formed in late 2007, the duo became an overnight hit with their incredible rock/screamo cover of Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat," which attracted over 50,000 plays per day and the attention of Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz. In March of 2008 the band signed to Epitaph Records and began writing music for their first album due out this fall.

I Set My Friends On Fire's unique music, hot merch and hilarious self-made videos have helped the group build massive underground buzz and a legion of fans via the group's Myspace page. With over 6 million page views and eighty nine thousand friends, ISMFOF are the face of DIY in the digital age.

"The album will have every genre you ever heard of mixed into one big bowl," explains Matt. "It's going to be crazy! Not your usual listen." "Fans should brace themselves for something that is very different and unique, but also very familiar at the same time," continues Nabil. "We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box as well as not having any limitations musically or creatively-speaking."

Fans can get a rare glimpse of I Set My Friends On Fire performing live at Bamboozle on Saturday May 2nd at 9:30 PM on the Nokia Ticket Rush Stage.

You can also check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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1. Death_of_Man writes:

uuugh that sucked

But Epitaph sucks as well, so it fits.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Agreed. That was terrible.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Erm writes:

What the f*** is this crap?

# May 1, 2008 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

they need to set themselves on fire!!! that was a load of whale sh1t!!!

# May 1, 2008 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Terminator writes:

this band is horrible

# May 1, 2008 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cruor writes:

That is without a doubt the worst band name EVER.

# May 1, 2008 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. will loco writes:

Am i the only fan in here ?
our is it just "hi im a jelous piece of sh** club" you guys started xD
no offence ;P but I think these guys are talented and its cool how they make good songs with only two ppl at their own home.
Tell me when u do and sound better

peace :)

# May 3, 2008 @ 6:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

where is the talent in the music or lyrics will, just asking?

# May 3, 2008 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. XWigglesX writes:

Worst music ever. Not grind either. Go listen to Anal c*** haha.

# May 3, 2008 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. [[jondySauce]] writes:

I like em.. have since i heard the screamo soulja boy. Love their fu**ing musical!

# May 15, 2008 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

How can this band be the DIY of the digital age? Saying DIY and MYSPACE in the same sentence is hardly fair. DIY is drawing your own fliers, taking them to Kinko's, then wood pasting them to every inch of telephone pole you can find. Not f***ing logging in on your gay-ass myspace page and posting a f***ing bulletin so all your "friends" that really only added you to pad THEIR friend list can see it, delete it, and promptly forget who the f*** you are. MYSPACE has helped 10,000,000 sh**ty suburban cookie-cutter _____core bands that sound exactly the same get noticed and I think myspace should be shunned for that, but, hey, what do I know, right?

Experimental electro-grind screamo? Please. The only thing these gaywads are setting on fire is their genitals as they rapidly thrust them in and out ad nauseam of each other's puckered rusted rural country a$$holes. f***ing myspace is ruining music. Indie does not mean "independent" anymore. Independent means "without myspace my co-workers wouldn't know I play an instrument".

Dimebag has to be twirling in his grave. And with good reason, too. What a f***ing joke.

# May 15, 2008 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jimmy Rousseau writes:

i love this band so f***ing much
there completely amazing. and one of a kind.
there music is the best
f*** everyone else idc what you guys think

# May 30, 2008 @ 9:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. AlliedFront676 writes:

I mostly agree with Jingojango, wtf arent people tired of listened to stupid a$$ kids faking their f***ing voice's to sound like a beach bum, or the lead guy from Green Day. Use your normal f***ing singing voice!Wtf is wrong with kids these days?

# May 30, 2008 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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