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  • Friends to Release "Manifest!" on June 5

    Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:39:32

    Friends to Release "Manifest!" on June 5 - The band is also touring

    After beating out of Bushwick in 2011 with two buzzworthy singles and videos plus a reputation for turning live gigs into spontaneous DIY parties (and vice versa) Brooklyn quintet Friends will release their debut album Manifest! on June 5 via Fat Possum Records.

    The album was produced by the band – singer Samantha Urbani, multi-instrumentalists Lesley Hann, Matthew Molnar, and Nikki Shapiro, and drummer Oliver Duncan. They recorded its 12 tracks between last summer and this spring with engineer Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather studios in Brooklyn.

    Check out "Mind Control" here.

    Friends will be taking their show on the road in their first ever North American headlining tour. The dates begin on June 13 at Boston's Bright Music Hall, and conclude on July 7 at New York's famed Bowery Ballroom.

    Tour Dates:

    June 13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
    June 14 Montreal, QC Lambi's
    June 16 Chicago, IL Schuba's Tavern
    June 17 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
    June 20 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
    June 22 Vancouver, BC Fortune
    June 23 Portland, OR Doug Fir
    June 25 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
    July 2 Austin, TX Mohawk
    July 3 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Upstairs
    July 5 Atlanta, GA The Earl
    July 6 Washington, DC Rock N' Roll Hotel
    July 7 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

    Will you go see Friends? We just heard the TV show theme song in our heads.

    —Maggie Pannacione

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