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04:00 PM on 05/02/13
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I came in here to say this. So so tired of this Sleepy Eyes x Bony Knees nonsense. Also, this band thinks they are way better and way more popular than they actually are. Entertaining band but definately overhyped.
Met the founding member/lyricist/bassist Kyle Fasel at the San Diego stop of their tour with Senses Fail. He was really genuine and down to earth and it seemed to blow his mind that kids were going crazy for his band. Never once did he act like he thought he was better than anyone there, and I didn't get that attitude from the rest of the band when they were onstage either. And when I mentioned how fast they had been growing their fanbase he basically said "We're not that big, we still have a long way to go and honestly I don't want to grow that fast anyway. I'm not ready for that yet."

Try not to make assumptions!
04:36 PM on 05/02/13
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Met the founding member/lyricist/bassist Kyle Fasel at the San Diego stop of their tour with Senses Fail. He was really genuine and down to earth and it seemed to blow his mind that kids were going crazy for his band. Never once did he act like he thought he was better than anyone there, and I didn't get that attitude from the rest of the band when they were onstage either. And when I mentioned how fast they had been growing their fanbase he basically said "We're not that big, we still have a long way to go and honestly I don't want to grow that fast anyway. I'm not ready for that yet."

Try not to make assumptions!


Not an assumption. It's what I've gathered from when I've seen them. Hope I'm wrong and it was a bad first impression but that's what it seemed like.
05:08 PM on 05/02/13
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I just don't get a feeling of humbleness that I get with other bands that are more talented and more popular than these guys. I'm not knocking them or saying that they don't work hard. I just feel a level of cockiness in them and it's a bit irritating.
I don't know, I'm pretty sure the Real Friends guys are more friendly to the people in their fanbase/audience than say the guys in TSSF, and every song they've written isn't about some girl that fucked them over. So what if they have a recurring motif in their songs? They wouldn't be the first band to do that by far, and overall I don't understand what's given you the impression of them that you have and it really confuses me.
05:11 PM on 05/02/13
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Met the founding member/lyricist/bassist Kyle Fasel at the San Diego stop of their tour with Senses Fail. He was really genuine and down to earth and it seemed to blow his mind that kids were going crazy for his band. Never once did he act like he thought he was better than anyone there, and I didn't get that attitude from the rest of the band when they were onstage either. And when I mentioned how fast they had been growing their fanbase he basically said "We're not that big, we still have a long way to go and honestly I don't want to grow that fast anyway. I'm not ready for that yet."

Try not to make assumptions!
Same. I've met Kyle twice and Dan once and they've never seemed anything short of really fucking down-to-earth human beings and everything that comes out of Dan's mouth is usually hilarious as shit.
05:13 PM on 05/02/13
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really enjoy their acoustic stuff. i would never get the impression they were cocky from what i have seen and read of them, and especially with a band name like real friends. i really could care less though unless it were to come threw in the lyrics, but they are pretty emoish so i don't see that happening. their cover of mixtapes is awesome too.
05:44 PM on 05/02/13
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It's sounds like you're talking shit on them... You should've started your post with "I like the band but..." to make it a little bit clearer.
You read what you wanted to read. Not what was posted. Carry along shit starter.
05:49 PM on 05/02/13
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I came in here to say this. So so tired of this Sleepy Eyes x Bony Knees nonsense. Also, this band thinks they are way better and way more popular than they actually are. Entertaining band but definately overhyped.
This.
07:23 PM on 05/02/13
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I saw these dudes open for TSL Say it Like You Mean it. They're good, but not for me. And personally lost my interest when they tried to cover Brand New.
10:23 PM on 05/02/13
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You read what you wanted to read. Not what was posted. Carry along shit starter.
Chill out bro
11:50 PM on 05/02/13
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That's all you need! ...and maybe 1 typography class.
Nah, you don't even need a typography class. All you need is Helvetica.
09:17 AM on 05/03/13
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The best part is I know the designer who does all their merch design an album art. Dude learned everything by trial an fire no degree in his room. He just very talented at understanding what the band wants an gets it done.
He is just an ok designer. I think he is really good at seeing trends and copying them, but he is far from original. His typography is clumsy at best. Almost every album cover he has done is all caps, san serif, trendy typeface. His hierarchy of information is cluttered and unbalanced. Doing band merch doesn't show skill because it possibly one of the easiest pieces to create. I would be more interested in seeing him doing a multipage book layout or informational design.

The fact that he has had no formal schooling shows in his work. There is no structure or grid to anything he has done. People who think they don't need school and kidding themselves. That setting is really the only place to explore and grow as a designer, and is invaluable.

I'm not saying he should stop being a designer. I just think he is marginally average as a designer. If he went to undergrad for design i think he could be a great designer though.
12:33 PM on 05/03/13
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He is just an ok designer. I think he is really good at seeing trends and copying them, but he is far from original. His typography is clumsy at best. Almost every album cover he has done is all caps, san serif, trendy typeface. His hierarchy of information is cluttered and unbalanced. Doing band merch doesn't show skill because it possibly one of the easiest pieces to create. I would be more interested in seeing him doing a multipage book layout or informational design.

The fact that he has had no formal schooling shows in his work. There is no structure or grid to anything he has done. People who think they don't need school and kidding themselves. That setting is really the only place to explore and grow as a designer, and is invaluable.

I'm not saying he should stop being a designer. I just think he is marginally average as a designer. If he went to undergrad for design i think he could be a great designer though.
http://mycreationfactory.com/ <His web site..he does far more then just RF stuff. I get where you coming from but for a dude who has never had schooling he is doing a really amazing job. I mean Mike from Hotlife didn't go to art school an look at the work he is doing. Talent is talent
04:49 PM on 05/03/13
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Band is awesome and seem very genuine. Saw them last night and they played a song called Lost Boy from the new EP. I agree about the sleepy eyes and bony knees stuff though, it's getting old.

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