Thursday, April 22, 2010
In honor of Weekends playing FOUR shows this weekend starting tonight in Brooklyn at the Impose party, Friends Records is releasing a taste of its first compilation called Friends and Friends of Friends. Below is an acoustic version of "A Defining Love".
This special version will be the first track on the Friends Records comp, which will consist of many other sounds from Friends artists and their/our friends. The collection will be released for free digitally very soon, with a limited cassette available next month. It will have new and exclusive tracks from Weekends, Future Islands, Height with Friends, Sri Aurobindo, Lonnie Walker, Moss of Aura, Brendan Sullivan, Winks, Jones, Tapes in Space, Shields, Daytime, Lands and Peoples, Bear & Pieces, The Violet Hour, and more surprises.
"A Defining Love" is a new song that has slowly crept its way into recent set lists. It somehow manages to be even catchier than "Raingirls", which is one-upped x100 on this acoustic take. The recorded electric version will rear its head on a split tape with Total Slacker, due out on Breakfast of Champs soon. This alternate version for the comp is part of an acoustic batch of recordings currently in the works, details forthcoming.
The "pot of gold" artwork above was envisioned by Adam from Weekends, drawing over a photo he found at a print fair we were at up in Philadelphia last weekend. After the jump is another possibility for the cover art. Let us know which one you like better and look out for the full comp soon.