Friends Records is proud to announce its second annual compilation, thirty new songs from Baltimore offered as a limited double-cassette package or as a free digital download thats due out on Thanksgiving Day.
Over two hours of new and unreleased work from Celebration, Future Islands, Dan Deacon, Flock of Dimes, Jason Urick, Oxes, Dustin Wong and Molly Siegel, Co La, Weekends, Soft Cat, Secret Mountains, Witch Hat, and a lot more. More info is right here.
Baltimores Oxes are back in action, with their first U.S. releases since 2005 due out on Friends Records before years end.
The Bile Stbudy 12 is due out on November 22, and you can snag the first single Crunchy Zest above. More surprises from Oxes are to come, including another vinyl release. Pre-order Bile Stbudy right here.
We are excited to announce a new LP, Witch Hats vinyl debut Brown in a Dog. This Baltimore trio creates a blunt and grotesque form of punk rock tom-foolery, and FR015 is their finest example to date.
Friends Records will also be releasing a split 7 with Zomes (Asa Osborne of Lungfish) and Witch Hat that will feature an exclusive single from each. The 7 split is limited to 300 copies, while the new LP is limited to 500. Both are out in August, and more info can be found right here.
We are proud to announce the vinyl debut from Moss of Aura (Gerrit Welmers of Future Islands). The Wading LP will be made available in August, and it will feature 11 new songs, including Titan:
Moss of Auras entire back catalog will be made available leading up to the vinyl release, shared and archived on cassette. Stay tuned for more Moss of Aura as the summer wears on, more info and songs are here.
Holy Ghost Party is the weirdo-pop project of Zachary Utz and David Jacober, 2/3 of Baltimores Dope Body. We are proud to announce their self-titled debut full length, a ten-song thirty-five minute cassette.
Holy Ghost Party will be available on tape in July, and is limited to 200 copies. It features artwork by DMetrius Rice. More info is right here.
Friends Records is pleased to announce the release of FR007, the debut 12 from The Violet Hour. The lush dream-psych of Beth Varden and Andriana Pateris is due out in July on 150 gram black vinyl.
The Violet Hour will be limited to just 250 copies, with art by Beth Varden and screen-printed by Chris Day. More info is right here.
Sri Aurobindos follow up to last summers Cave Painting LP is a new double A-side 7 that includes two new beasts titled Eyes and No Coincidence. Stream the unmastered version of the latter below.
FR009 is limited to 300 copies, and features artwork by Will Pesta (Wigflip Records, Happy Family). Both songs were produced by Chris Freeland at Beat Babies studio. Available in June, pre-order yours right here.
Look out soon for new 12s from Violet Hour (FR007) and Television Hill (FR008), and a new split 7 with Zomes and Witch Hat (FR010).