is an American music duo formed in October 2010 consisting of the group's producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro. The two previously performed together in the Tufts University funk band, The Ride.
Cal grew up in Mamaroneck, New York, and every summer from ages 8 to 18, he attended Camps Kenwood and Evergreen. He was particularly fond of the camps music festival, Hollowpalooza, which took place in the middle of every summer.
Though they got their start in Boston, Cal and Rez are originally from New York and New Jersey, respectively, and are currently living in Brooklyn. Using elements of pop, electro, dubstep and rock, Timeflies aims to escape genre limitations to create expressive music.
In August 2011, Timeflies was in contact with ZPR Productions beginning work on an iPhone application. Within the month, the idea was scrapped. One year later, on August 14th 2012, Timeflies released their official application to the Apple App Store produced by the development team, FutureOf Inc.
In late September 2011, Timeflies released their debut album, The Scotch Tape, which proved to be a huge success. Only 24 hours after its release, the album soared to #8 on the iTunes overall chart and #2 on the iTunes Pop chart. Dubbed “musical masterminds” by Vanity Fair, Cal and Rez undoubtedly have a bright future in the industry.
Every Tuesday, the guys make a video for their fans. “Timeflies Tuesday” has been a great way for the fans to get a look into what’s going on in the world of Timeflies, and for Cal and Rez to get a quick break from playing concerts at colleges and venues across the country, growing their fan base and spreading their music.Timeflies performs regularly at colleges and venues across the US.
On November 27th, 2012, they released their first EP, One Night. After 24 hours of its release, it flew up to #2 on the overall iTunes chart and was #1 on the iTunes Pop chart. The EP debuted on the Billboard 200 at #29.The title track from the EP climbed to #84 on the iTunes Pop charts and "Swoon" debuted and peaked on the Billboard Rap Digital Songs at #45. Billboard named them one of their 13 artists to watch for in 2013.
Musical style and influences
Resnick got an early start in production after building a Pro Tools studio in his basement for his high school bands, Inevitable and After Tonight. At Tufts, Rob majored in music and philosophy. During sophomore year, Rez got his start using audio production such as Reason, Digital Performer and Ableton. During this time, Resnick was a DJ regularly, and played drums for The Ride, a blues/funk/hip-hop band noted for their ability to cross musical genres. He cites Pretty Lights, Dr. Luke and Xaphoon Jones as major influences.
Cal has been singing and free styling since he was a teenager, and earned his college degree at Tufts University, majoring in Music and Entrepreneurship. In his sophomore year, upon joining The Ride, Cal fell in love with performing. Cal later teamed up with The Ride’s drummer, Resnick, to form Timeflies. Cal’s musical influences include Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, and his favorite, Big L. He has become well known for his love for scotch, hence their first album, "The Scotch Tape."
The Scotch Tape (2011)
One Night (2012)
Under The Influence (2012)
"Lose My Mind" (2010)
"All Night" (2010)
"Cars, Money and Fame" (2011)
"The Chase" (2011)
"Pipe Dreams" (2011)
"We Found Love" (2012)
"Ass Back Home" (2012)
"Call Me Maybe" (2012)
"Glad You Came" (2012)
"Never Grow Up feat. Loggy and Mike Stud" (2012)
"Shades of Grey" (2012)
"Sleep Forever" (2012)
"Someone Like You" (2012)
"Stand By Me" (2012)
"Teenage Dream" ft Loggy (2012)
"The Beginning" (2012)
"The Rematch" (2012)
Timeflies also creates a video every week on YouTube that is usually a remix of a song. They call this Timeflies Tuesdays. Their most popular Timeflies Tuesday is Under The Sea, a rendition of Disney's The Little Mermaid.