Monday, July 2, 2012
File them under bands that are difficult to Google, New York band Friends return to Austin tonight to play the Mohawk. This is their first trip back since performing during SXSW and now they can sell their full-length record at the show. The band received lots of buzz leading up to SXSW behind the strength of a string of successful CMJ appearances along with some very catchy singles. Well, now Manifest! has officially been released and the Friends are here to make you shake your asses. According to Spotify, I have listened to Manifest! more than any other record in the past 6 weeks and with the bratty, vocals, calypso beats and funk bass-lines is there any wonder?
Friends - I'm His Girl video via YouTube
Tickets for tonight's show are only $12 and its an inside show. I wouldn't be too surprised if it sold-out before the doors open at 9pm tonight. Since this is an inside show, don't expect Friends to take to the stage until around midnight. That's kind of a bummer for me, since I have to wake up at 5am on Tuesday but to see Friends I'll suck it up and make an exception.