MEandJOANCOLLINS are a four piece indie rock band from Cambridge, MA fronted by singer/guitarists Bo Barringer and Jen Grygiel. The band released their acclaimed debut album, “Love. Trust. Faith. Lust.” in 2009. Full of 60’s-pop-by-way-of-80’s-college-rock hooks, their album also betrays a love for prickly post-punk, glam rock riffing, and shoegazing grandeur, inviting comparisons to groups likes Spoon, Pulp and Of Montreal. These tendencies are sweetened by the pair’s prominent boy/girl harmonies (her Blondie to his Bowie). The band is anchored by the veteran rhythm section of Jim Collins (bass) and Jason Marchionna (drums) who bring dynamics and muscle to the group’s “bravado-oozing, glam inflected Britpoppy rawk.“ (Boston Phoenix) The band are wrapping up mixing on their follow-up LP, due out in the fall, which promises even more “face-melting riffage” (thelimitsofscience.wordpress.com/) coexisting with “heart-on-sleeve vulnerability.” (Boston Phoenix) The album features songs written by Grygiel and Barringer and a cover of Sparks’ new wave-era classic, “Angst in My Pants.” Their live show has received accolades like, “the best band from Boston right now…a compelling package of music and charisma that’s hard to deny.” (cheapthrillsboston.blogspot.com)