Before Mark Zuckerburg's Facebook was a popular social network, Tom Anderson's MySpace (remember everyone's top friend Tom?) was the place to connect with friends, express your individuality, and more importantly; discover great new music. Taking advantage of this platform were two high schoolers who used it to put their cover of Soulja Boy's "Crank That" and it blew up the internet. I Set My Friends on Fire are throwing it back to 2008 with the announcement of the 10 year anniversary tour of the iconic album, "You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter," including the single that started it all.
I Set My Friends on Fire have been a staple in the music scene ever since lighting up the site to the point they thought it had been hacked, and took the song down multiple times. Overall, ISMFOF used that success from social media to take their career to the next level.
The band has been consistently touring the world, while always remembering their roots. Guitarist Nate Blasdell shared, "It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since this crazy journey started. Although the band has gone through so many changes (from being two high school students from Miami making music after school on a laptop, to 5 best friends from all around the US touring the world), this album is the footprint that got it at all started. We are so excited to bring this throwback to the fans that have stuck with us for so long."
"You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter" will be played in its entirety, making this a tour you won't want to miss.
Fusing together older influences of emo/post hardcore with a little bit of funk thrown in, I Set My Friends On Fire aims to set themselves apart from other bands with their unique sound that the band describes as “evil funk."
In 2016, I Set My Friends On Fire signed to Tragic Hero Records and released their first single in over a year, “My Uzi Holds A Hundred Round Conscience." While headlining both national and international tours, the band also focused on their upcoming record, "Caterpillar Sex."
As a founding member of ISMFOF, Matt Mehana is not only the face of the band, but a driving force behind the music as well. Taking influence from his chaotic life, he uses his music as an outlet to channel his eccentric personality and thoughts. Those experiences were the inspiration behind the new album, "Caterpillar Sex," which highlights Mehana not being afraid to step outside the box and experiment with something entirely new.
"Caterpillar Sex" will be released during the Summer of 2017 during their appearance on the first ever Tragic Hero Records tour with Dead Rabbitts, SET TO STUN and Northern Ghost. When pressed, I Set My Friends on Fire wouldn't disclose the specifics of the album or whether or not these new tracks would be included in the set. It's expected to be a very special record with an extremely interesting launch.