Witch Hat
Brown in a Dog

FR015 LP OUT NOW

Moss of Aura
Wading

FR012 LP OUT NOW

Sri Aurobindo
Eyes

FR009 7″ OUT NOW

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Friends Records 2011 Compilation

Friends Records is proud to announce it’s second annual compilation, thirty new songs from Baltimore offered as a limited double-cassette package or as a free digital download that’s 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.

Oxes

Baltimore’s Oxes are back in action, with their first U.S. releases since 2005 due out on Friends Records before year’s end.

Oxes – Crunchy Zest by friendsrecords

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.

Witch Hat 12″, Split 7″ with Zomes


We are excited to announce a new LP, Witch Hat’s 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.

Witch Hat – Blood People by friendsrecords

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.

Moss of Aura

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 Aura’s 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

Holy Ghost Party is the weirdo-pop project of Zachary Utz and David Jacober, 2/3 of Baltimore’s 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 D’Metrius Rice. More info is right here.

The Violet Hour

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 Aurobindo – “Eyes” / “No Coincidence“

Sri Aurobindo’s follow up to last summer’s 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.


Sri Aurobindo – No Coincidence by friendsrecords

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 12″s from Violet Hour (FR007) and Television Hill (FR008), and a new split 7″ with Zomes and Witch Hat (FR010).

New Tapes: Co La, Daytime, Soft Cat

We are currently featuring freshly dubbed batches of Co La’s Dial Tone Earth, Daytime’s Serendipity, and Soft Cat’s Wildspace in our shop.


Co La – Dial Tone Earth by friendsrecords

Look for other tapes soon from Zu Shapes, Weekends, and more.

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VINYL RELEASES
 FR015: WITCH HAT
Brown in a Dog

FR012: MOSS OF AURA
Wading

FR010: ZOMES / WITCH HAT
Lasting Damage

FR009: SRI AUROBINDO
Eyes

FR007: VIOLET HOUR
Violet Hour

FR006: CELEBRATION
Hello Paradise – Electric Tarot

FR005: MICROKINGDOM
3 Compositions of No Jazz

FR004: HEIGHT WITH FRIENDS
Bed of Seeds

FR003: FUTURE ISLANDS &
LONNIE WALKERThe Ink Well

FR002: SRI AUROBINDO
Cave Painting

FR001: WEEKENDS
Strange Cultures