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Check Out: Friends – “Mind Control”

on April 11, 2012, 5:50pm

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CoSign’ed Brooklyn outfit Friends will issue its debut LP, Manifest!, on June 5th via Fat Possum. As a first listen, we have the album’s rather saucy lead single, “Mind Control”. Fans of another New York City troupe – ahem, The Talking Heads – will no doubt dig the worldly beats, aggro-bass lines, and matter-of-factly vocals here. Friends excel at all of these things and if this is a harbinger of things to come – where can we RSVP for the rest? Check it out below.

Update: According to a press release, the 12-track album was produced by the band with engineer Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather studios in Brooklyn. In support of the release, Friends will hit the road this summer, and you can find the full docket below.

Friends 2012 Tour Dates:
04/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom #
04/15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Club Soho
04/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
04/21 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozambique Festival
04/25 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
04/26 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
04/27 – Bourges, FR @ Les Printemps de Bourges
04/29 РMalm̦, SE @ Debaser
04/30 – Stockholm, SE @ Debasser Slussen
05/01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
05/02 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
05/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet Amsterdam
05/05 – Leeds, UK @ Live at Leeds Festival
05/06 – Newcastle, UK @ Digital
05/07 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
05/08 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
05/09 – London, UK @ Scala
05/10 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
05/12 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
05/14 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
05/15 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival
05/16 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
05/19 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
05/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/02 – London, UK @ Field Day at Victoria Park
06/08 – Liverpool, UK @ The Kazimier
06/13 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/14 – Montreal, QC @ Lambi’s
06/16 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
06/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/20 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
06/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
06/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
06/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
07/02 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
07/03 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
07/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
07/06 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock N’ Roll Hotel
07/07 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/08 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/14 – Parades de Coura, PT @ Parades de Coura Festival
08/16-18 – St. Polten, AU @ Frequency Festival
08/17 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/17 – Leicester, UK @ Summer Sundae
08/19 – Glanusk Park, UK @ Greenman Festival
08/26 – Saint@Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
09/06 – Robin Hill Park, Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/07-08 – Berlin, DE @ Berlin Festival
11/02 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves

# = w/ Neon Indian

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