Your Pretend Boyfriend are a glitchgaze / post-punk band who combine distorted beats and twisted samples on tracks like the frenetic and infectious ‘Sleepwalking Off Skyscrapers’ and the no-nonsense stomp of ‘Schizophrenia’ juxtaposed to the warped experimentalism of ‘Angle Grinder’ and spine-tingling darkness of ‘Angels With Their Eyes Sewn Shut’. They will be releasing their quirky and intriguing 5-song debut EP ‘Shards of Glass’ later in 2011. Your Pretend Boyfriend’s genesis was in early 2006 when Cameron remixed the debut single for British “NYLON” indie rockers LECAIN (now named Commissar). LECAIN subsequently released the ‘Suffocate Me EP’ featuring the Your Pretend Boyfriend Deconstructed Mix of the title track through Rough Trade Records and iTunes.
Following the successful release of the LECAIN remix, Cameron was asked to write two original soundtracks for British / Swedish fashion designers Pudel for their Stockholm, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, and New York runway shows. In his Toronto, Canada-based home studio, Cameron started recording demo tracks and created an online presence for Your Pretend Boyfriend. By mid 2006, he completed the project’s debut instrumental “Let Me Go” and it received an overwhelmingly positive response in electronic music circles. To broaden the depth of the YPB sound, Cameron entered the studio during 2009 to record an arsenal of new tracks including Hammer Drill Poison, Schizophrenia, and Trapped Under Frozen Lakes.
They have also completed remixes for Caribou’s track ‘Sun’ from their album ‘Swim’, Peter Gabriel’s ‘Games Without Frontiers’ , and Rodeo Massacre’s ‘Zombies of Life’.
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