Eleventyseven is a three piece pop/punk band from North Carolina whose brand of teen oriented music has been very well received to date. The band consists of Matt Langston on vocals and guitar, Caleb Satterfield on bass, and Jonathan Stephens on the drum set. They have been together for over three years and have already had one song become a favorite on specialty radio ("More Than A Revolution").
The band has already become quite popular among their target audience throughout the Eastern half of the US and was featured this spring as an opening act for Columbia recording artist Superchick on their national tour. Eleventyseven released their debut CD And The Land Of Fake Believe on May 16th of this year and the song "Myspace," the subject of the video, is on that CD.
I think the song is pretty cool on many levels because it makes so much sense to anyone who has had "friends" on Myspace or other similar sites, only to find that those friends weren't quite what they made themselves appear to be (you know who you are). The basic truth, humor, and wisdom behind the song definitely transcends the "teen band" genre and is a song for anyone of any age who understands the perils and pitfalls of internet relationships.
Matt Langston commented on the song and video, "Hopefully it just gets kids thinking about the fact that there is more to life than conforming to a profile you create to feel accepted. You can't live life only showing people what you want them to see."
The food fight in the video was shot in a real high school cafeteria in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It took three days to do the shoot. There were over 100 students involved and the director said it wasn't the food fight that was hard to shoot, it was the cleanup.
If you want a sound comparison I would say think of Good Charlotte with maybe a little Green Day thrown in here and there. Like I said this is pretty much a teen oriented sound but the song "Myspace" does stand on its own as a really fun piece of music for anyone. I give the song a definite thumbs up and I predict that the CD will be popular with its intended audience.