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Friends on tour; check out their ‘Manifest’ LP early (stream)

Friends at MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Brooklyn’s Friends have been prepping their debut LP, Manifest, for a June 5 release via Fat Possum. The band are now streaming that album in full ahead of its release. The album was produced by the band and mixed by Paul Epworth, whose pop shine is definitely in tact, and the songs embody the sort of afro-beat influenced pop that’s existed in NYC since Paul Simon and Talking Heads, and more recently Vampire Weekend. Check it out for yourself via 3voor12 below.

As mentioned, Friends will kick off a tour in support of the album next month, and that tour comes to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on July 7. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated dates listed below…

Friends – “Home”

Friends – Manifest!

Friends — 2012 Tour Dates
31st May | Barcelona, Primavera Sound
2nd June | London, Field Day at Victoria Park
2nd June | Bristol, Dot to Dot Festival – Bristol
3rd June | Nottingham, Dot to Dot Festival
4th June | London, Rough Trade East
6th June | London, Dingwalls
8th June | Liverpool, The Kazimier
9th June | Manchester, Parklife Festival
14th June | Montreal, Club Lambi
16th June | Chicago, Schubas Tavern
17th June | Minneapolis, 7th Street Entry
20th June | Seattle, The Crocodile
22nd June | Vancouver, Fortune Sound Club
23rd June | Portland, Dour Fir Lounge
25th June | San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill
2nd July | Austin, Mohawk
3rd July | Houston, Fitzgerald’s
5th July | Atlanta, The Earl
6th July | Washington, D.C., Rock N Roll Hotel
7th July | New York, Bowery Ballroom
21st July | Adelaide, Jubilee Pavilion – Spin Off
25th July | Northcote, Northcote Social Club
26th July | Sydney, The Standard
27th July | Byron Bay, Belongil Fields Caravan Park – Splendour in the Grass Festival
8th August | Oslo, Oya Festival
14th August | Paredes de Coura, Paredes de Coura
17th August | Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival
17th August | Leicester, Summer Sundae
19th August | Glanusk Park, Greenman Festival
26th August | Saint-Cloud, Rock en Seine
6th September | Robin HIll Park, Isle of Wright, Bestival
2nd November | Reykjavík, Iceland Airwaves

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