Nick Scalise and Gregory Shanahan are in Bestfriends. The Chicago-based duo composed all of the music and played all the instruments on their self-titled EP, released in 2012. They also produced, mixed and mastered the six-song album and directed videos for two of the EP’s tracks.
Since meeting in preschool, the multi-instrumentalists were drawn into the world of production and songwriting, when they craved more control and freedom with their own music.
With a live drummer backing their concerts, Scalise (guitar, lead vocals) and Shanahan (keys, bass, vocals) are unique within the indie-electronica-pop-rock world. They create new computer-based instruments and combine them with traditional ones for performing and recording. The two new tracks, available April 30th, illustrate yet another leap forward in the songwriting style of the band.
“Bestfriends are skilled musicians that create tracks that are catchy and upbeat, and their performance skills are just as impressive…they may be small now, but they are about to become huge…” – BandWagon Magazine