Friends “Manifest” LP Out Today, Tour Dates (Bowery) and Belated SXSW Pics

Friends at The FADER Fort at SXSW 2012
Friends at SXSW
Photo: Chris Becker Jr.

Manifest!, the debut LP from Brooklyn’s Friends comes out today (June 5) on 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 twelve tracks between last summer and this spring with engineer Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather studios in Brooklyn.

Manifest! aims both to live up to and to defy the promise of those first singles – “Friend Crush” and “I’m His Girl” – over the course of a thirty-eight minute long player. “ A new track, “Mind Control,” mixed by Grammy winner Paul Epworth, made its worldwide debut this week, as the “Hottest Record in the World” on the UK’s premiere primetime radio show, BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe. [FatPossom.com]

The (hard to Google) Friends hit the road next week for a short tour in support of Manifest!, they’ll finish up at the Bowery Ballroom on July 7 (Buy Tickets).

Tour dates and more pictures of Friends from The FADER Fort at SXSW 2012 after the jump.

Friends 2012 Tour Dates
Jun 13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Jun 14 Montreal, QC Lambi’s
Jun 16 Chicago, IL Schuba’s Tavern
Jun 17 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Jun 20 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
Jun 22 Vancouver, BC Fortune
Jun 23 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Jun 25 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Jul 02 Austin, TX Mohawk
Jul 03 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
Jul 05 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Jul 06 Washington, DC Rock N’ Roll Hotel
Jul 07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Friends at The FADER Fort at SXSW 2012 by Chris Becker
Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

Friends at SXSW

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