Posted in MP3 | tour dates on January 24, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Hospitality - Friends of Friends (MP3)

Hospitality

Hospitality's long-in-the-works debut album is out next week (1/31) on Merge and the band have just released a video for the horn-filled "Friends of Friends." In addition to the band playing in someone's well-equipped kitchen, the video tells the story of a relationship stretched between coasts, as played by Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat and Videogum's Gabe Delahaye (who was also recently in Real Estate's video for "Easy"). You can download the MP3 of "Friends of Friends" at the top of this post. The whole album's terrific, one of my early favorites of the year, and Spotify users can get an early listen to the whole thing here.

You can pick up the album at Hospitality's record release show at Glasslands next Friday (2/3) which also has Glass Ghost and Dustin Wong on the bill. The band are also heading out on a quick tour of both coasts and will be in Austin for SXSW. All scheduled tour dates are below.

In other Hospitality news, the band play WFMU's Seven Second Delay at UCB this Wednesday (1/25, 6PM) and have just released a Daytrotter session. Below is the "Friends of Friends" video and those upcoming tour dates.

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Hospitality - "Friends of Friends"

Hospitality - 2012 Tour Dates
Jan 25 New York, NY UCB - WFMU Seven Second Delay live broadcast
Feb 3 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery (Record Release Show)
Feb 25 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop w/ Archers of Loaf)
Feb 26 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour w/ Archers of Loaf
Feb 29 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern w/ Tennis
Mar 2 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Tennis
Mar 3 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis
Mar 4 Hamden, CT The Space
Mar 9 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 w/ Tennis
Mar 10 Atlanta, GA The Earl w/ Tennis
Mar 11 Orlando, FL Orange You Glad Festival

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Comments (9)

You missed the joke in the video. The guy is acting like he's in LA, but all of the places he goes, including the final scene at the "Hollywood Bowl" (actually the East River Park bandshell), are in New York.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 9:29 AM

didn't miss the joke: i just figured we'd let people get it for themselves.

Posted by bill p | January 24, 2012 9:31 AM

"A relationship stretched between coasts"
Sounds like you did miss it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 10:03 AM

This video is funny. And I would know.

Posted by The Pope | January 24, 2012 10:33 AM

anonymous seems really angry about the writer supposedly missing the obvious joke that he didn't miss.

Posted by luke | January 24, 2012 11:16 AM

929 dude i hate you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 11:48 AM

It's still "streched between coasts" despite the signage, 10:03. She's in LA. Look at all those palm trees in the background. He's in New York.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 12:33 PM

Friends of Friends vid is okay. Nothing fancy but it celebrated friendship and that makes it impressive. Simple things like celebrating friendship is very good already.

Posted by Joe Aldeguer | May 19, 2012 3:54 AM

I like the crowns.

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 2:40 PM

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