The World That Never Was

The World That Never Was by The Secret History is released today on Le Grand Magistery. According to Allmusic.com, the LP "not only lives up to My Favorite's legacy, but surpasses it... not since the first two New Pornographers records have the songs, vocals, and production come together so perfectly. On The World That Never Was, they've crafted one of the best, most lyrical, and emotionally powerful pop albums of the past however long."

The World That Never Was can be purchased via iTunes or Darla

Follow The Secret History on facebook or myspace.

The Secret History

The Secret History is the new project by Michael Grace, Jr. and ex-members of My Favorite. Their debut EP, Desolation Town, is now available on Le Grand Magistery.

Visit their myspace page for more info. The EP can be ordered at darla.com and the iTunes music store.

Another Gay Movie

Sorely missed, My Favorite will have 2 songs featured in the campy new film, "Another Gay Movie" released on July 28th.

Listen closely to hear "The Happiest Days of My Life" and "Homeless Club Kids (Phofo Remix)".



from the NME (10/20/05)

Absolute Beginners... Again

So... I decided to start an on-line diary, to mind the gap between what has been and what is to come. Somehow posting communiques on this site felt a little bit like tattooing a corpse, all be it, as they say, an exquisite one.

I also felt that this format might allow me to write more often, with less self-inflicted pressure to locate a grand theme or occurrence. So until the 'Secret History' site goes up, this diary or blog (as they call it in the biz), will be where you can find my non-fiction accounts of a fictional life. Or is it my fictional accounts of a non-fiction life? Oh let's just say it's where I will be writing about my world, real and imagined. It's probably a bad idea.

Oh, and hopefully I'll be able to include a lot of my random photography into the mix. Jeez aren't you lucky?

xo Michael

New t-shirt design for 2005
now available online

new sizes and colors only available from doubleagentrecords.com

"Maybe there will be a miracle today."

Check out this bizarre clip of My Favorite's "Homeless Club Kids" played Aug30 during a fashion show on the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful: windows | quicktime

My Favorite on indiepop DVD comp

"No Parachute: Volume 1" includes My Favorite's video for "The Happiest Days of My Life" along with 25 great indiepop bands like Trembling Blue Stars, Of Montreal, Hidden Cameras, Architecture in Helsinki, the Clientele and more!

click here for more information about the DVD, and you can order online at darla.com

Friends & Countrymen....

I'm spinning at 10 & 12 this Saturday Night for the relaunch of the fantastic Mondo party. This is a big deal to my close friends who are behind it, and thus it is important to me too...

It's free, you will hear the best music you have heard out in a long, long time...and there are two floors....a pulse-y dancy lower level, and a lean on the bar hang out upper level...where you will find me spinning everything from The New York Dolls to The Pastels to Maximo Park...and much more.

I suggest you go see either "You me & everyone we know" or "2046" downtown...and then come over and say hi and have a drink with me...that is when I'm not fumbling around with my headphones on...

Much love, Michael Grace

Saturday August 20th
Mondo @ Anatomy Bar
511 East 6th St. (Between Ave. A & B)
Time: 10 pm to 4am

"Le Monster" coffee mug with artwork by Dave Kiersh only available from cafepress.com/doubleagent

upcoming My Favorite shows

Fri June 17 @ Hemisphere at Underbelly
11 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU

w/ Plans and Apologies (UK) and Strange Idols (UK)

Sat June 18 @ the Hultsfred Festival
Hultsfred, Sweden

w/ the Tears, Marilyn Manson, Snoop, Le Tigre, M.I.A., the Hives, the Bravery, Nine Inch Nails and more!!

New York, NY
Thu June 30 @ Rothko
116 Suffolk St (corner of Rivington)

11pm My Favorite, 10pm Mahogany, 9pm Favourite Sons (ex-Rollerskate Skinny + Aspera), 8pm Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set), $8 advance / $10 at show / 8pm doors

Los Angeles, CA
Thu July 7 @ Silverlake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd (at Parkman Ave)

w/ Voxtrot, Old Haunts, Bipolar Bear

San Francisco, CA
Fri July 8 @ the Rickshaw Stop
part of the San Francisco Popfest

w/ Orange Peels, Gregory Webster (Sportique, Razorcuts), and Voxtrot

Portland, OR
Sun July 10 @ Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside

w/ Voxtrot, and Eux Autres

Vancouver, BC
Mon July 11 @ 555 Vibes
555 Davie St.

w/ Voxtrot

Seattle, WA
Tues July 12 @ Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Avenue

w/ Voxtrot

The Faves contribute 2 new tracks to the Intercontinental Pop Exchange
OUT NOW - IPX7 exclusively includes Phofo's remix of "Homeless Club Kids" and a brand new song, "How I Saved My Life" featuring an accordian and lyrics about a pirate ship! This edition of the Intercontinental Pop Exchange series is shared with Entre Rios from Argentina!
The Faves featured in Fugue Magazine on newsstands now!
A nice grainy old-school NME looking peice with some insightful writing by journalist Benjamin Hughes. The magazine is worth picking up with quite a few good bits and photos on contemporary art, fashion and culture. www.fuguemagazine.com
Debut UK 7" single released April 4
The long awaited domestic release of a UK single for "The Happiest Days of My Life" b/w "The Suburbs Are Killing Us" will be issued by Hungry Audio. Will the country whose music My Favorite has reinvented embrace their cousins across the pond? Only time will tell.
Vote for My Favorite's new video on independent-c.co.uk
please check it out and vote for it!
"Happiest Days" video on NY Noise
The new video for "The Happiest Days of My Life" has been airing on NY Noise, and they've also included the song on a great CD compilation of bands from NY! click here for showtimes
Michael's top40 albums of all time!
...I refused to put The Sex Pistols on because I wasn't in the mood even though if it did go one it probably would've gone first... oh and so many more... click here
7 recent interviews with Michael Grace Jr.
- agingyouth.com
- heraclitussayz.com
- thepeoplesdanceparty.com
- gothamist.com
- shortwavemedia.com
- not-one-of-us.com
- by philip teir, finland
"Burning Hearts" featured on TED Airlines
My Favorite can be heard on the on-board radio of TED Airlines, a subsidiary of United Airlines. It's pretty hysterical to hear this polished narrator read a blurb about our cult heroes... click here to listen
t-shirts available for mailorder
more sizes now available from doubleagentrecords.com