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Album: Coming to TermsReleased: 2009Charted:
Los Angeles based pop rock band Carolina Liar are all Swedes, with the exception of lead singer and songwriter Chad Wolf. After hearing a demo of Wolf's songs, Swedish production legend Max Martin (Pink, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson) agreed to produce the band's debut album.
This song, which spells out a sense of longing with one simple plea - "Save me, I'm lost," aired on promos for [ABC's] Eli Stone
and was featured on [MTV's] The Hills
. Wolf told Consequence of Sound
how the nationwide exposure generated an exciting reaction: "It made our MySpace site crazy for us. We were getting about ninety plays a day, and then it went from ninety to 2000 plays in one day, just from the one television show. That right there is just such a nice gift, ya know, to get a placement like that. It's a great thing, as it helps us out in so many ways. We're getting so many big breaks and we've got some great people working for us. Everybody at the label is great and we couldn't ask for anyone better on our side."
Wolf told Consequence of Sound the story behind the band's name. "I had this band at the time called Suzy's Parlor here in L.A. and it broke apart. I had a small indie deal with the band, but since the band broke apart, the people I worked with at the time decided that we shouldn't keep that name. We were talking one morning and we were like 'Man we gotta find a name. We gotta make it up today. We gotta focus and make a name right now.' We started talking and one of the gentlemen in the room goes, 'You're one helluva liar!' to which I said 'No, I'm not.' I would tell them about these stories about growing up in South Carolina and they'd never believe me, kinda like that movie Big Fish where it would sound like these outlandish lies, but it was pretty true. So he goes. 'You're from Carolina, right?' and I said, 'Yeah.' 'Carolina Liar?' 'Yeah I guess that's a good name.' And he just said 'Nope, I'm taking it. That's the name, we're leaving it at that!' Eventually they let me out of that deal once I started working with Max. They agreed it was a better opportunity to go over to Sweden and learn so much more. Everything's cool and everyone's really happy to hear that the band name is still surviving."