Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Height with Friends - Druid Hill Lake

Today we are premiering the first sounds from our label, Friends Records. The label will have it's own online home soon, but for now hear some tunes in a familiar place.

Height with Friends released their debut record Baltimore Highlands on Wham City last year to much acclaim. A core group with a revolving door, Height's vision for this project is deeply rooted in, well... everything. With the follow up LP dropping later this Spring, his apparition has since expanded.

The new album is called Bed of Seeds, will be released on vinyl via Friends Records, and will be limited to 500 copies. We just sent the album to the pressing plant late last week, but for now we have a digital present to share. Streaming above is Druid Hill Lake, a free EP that you can download in full below.

Download Link: Height with Friends - Druid Hill Lake (via Friends Records)

This album was created much differently than prior efforts. Height first constructed melodies and harmonies, next wrote lyrics, then allowing Mickey Freeland to come in and build the beats. Live instrumentation played by Mickey Free, Travis Allen, and Height can be found throughout. Back-up vocals by Emily Slaughter, Gavin Riley, and Mickey Free are also heavily felt, as Height explains this album is their first LP to have the sound of a real group.

Height headlines a tour send-off show at the Windup Space this Saturday, March 20th. Following that is a two month tour, the first leg of which is with Nuclear Power Pants. Get all the details on this North American tour with a lot of other great bands below.


Mar 20 2010 9:00P
Wind-Up Space with The Snails, Dope Body and King Rhythm Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 31 2010 8:00P
Tipsy Teapot with Nuclear Power Pants and Lonie Walker Greenville, North Carolina
Apr 1 2010 8:00P
Tir Na Nog with Nuclear Power Pants and Lonnie Walker Raleigh, North Carolina
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
Outer Space with Nuclear Power Pants and Lonnie Walker Charleston, South Carolina
Apr 3 2010 8:00P
TBA with Nuclear Power Pants Athens, Georgia
Apr 4 2010 8:00P
New French Bar with Nuclear Power Pants and Plucky Walker Asheville, North Carolina
Apr 5 2010 8:00P
The End with Nuclear Power Pants Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 6 2010 8:00P
Pilot Light with Nuclear Power Pants Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 8 2010 8:00P
Eagle’s Nest with Nuclear Power Pants and Geocash Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 9 2010 8:00P
The Whole (on U of M campus) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
TBA with Nuclear Power Pants and Birdnames Chicago, Illinois
Apr 11 2010 8:00P
TBA with Nuclear Power Pants and Child Bite Detroit, Michigan
Apr 12 2010 8:00P
The Mansion with Nuclear Power Pants and Footbags + B Kingston
Apr 13 2010 8:00P
Casa Del Popolo with Nuclear Power Pants and Blue Skies Turn Black Montreal, Quebec
Apr 14 2010 8:00P
242 Main with Nuclear Power Pants Burlington, Vermont
Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Siera Grill with Nuclear Power Pants Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
The Cottage with Nuclear Power Pants Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
PVD with Nuclear Power Pants and Chinese Stars Providence, Rhode Island
Apr 18 2010 8:00P
Firehouse with Nuclear Power Pants Worcester, Massachusetts
Apr 21 2010 8:00P
Bard College with Nuclear Power Pants and Rapdragons Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Apr 22 2010 8:00P
Death By Audio with Nuclear Power Pants Brooklyn, New York
Apr 23 2010 8:00P
The Ox with Nuclear Power Pants and Gavin Riley Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 24 2010 8:00P
The Good Son with Nuclear Power Pants Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 25 2010 8:00P
Cycle Space with Human Host Arbutus, Maryland
Apr 29 2010 8:00P
Cafe Nola Frederick, Maryland
Apr 30 2010 8:00P
Blue Moon Saloon with Lizz King Shepherdstown, West Virginia
May 1 2010 8:00P
Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 2 2010 8:00P
TBA (Starvation Army Zine Show) Cleveland, Ohio
May 3 2010 8:00P
Elastic Arts Chicago, Illinois
May 4 2010 8:00P
Cozy Castle with Casey Guest Kansas City, Missouri
May 5 2010 8:00P
Rhinoceropolis Denver, Colorado
May 6 2010 8:00P
Blues Bouquet Boise, Idaho
May 7 2010 8:00P
Healthy Times Fun Club Seattle, Washington
May 8 2010 8:00P
Le Voyeur with Nextdoor Neighbors Olympia
May 9 2010 8:00P
Holocene with White Fang and Woolen Men Portland, Oregon
May 10 2010 8:00P
Lobot Gallery Oakland, California
May 13 2010 8:00P
Synchronicity Space with Bastion Los Angeles, California
May 15 2010 8:00P
Soda Bar San Diego, California
May 16 2010 8:00P
C-Street Flagstaff, Arizona
May 17 2010 8:00P
Riprocks Lubbock, Texas
May 19 2010 8:00P
Soundpony Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 20 2010 8:00P
HFU Show (Venue TBA) Little Rock, Arkansas
May 21 2010 8:00P
Decleyre -Co-op Memphis, Tennessee
May 22 2010 8:00P
Bobo Gallery Asheville, North Carolina
May 23 2010 8:00P
Dojo 2.0 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
May 24 2010 8:00P
TBA with Ex-Monkeys Raleigh, North Carolina
May 25 2010 8:00P
Sully’s with John 3 Chantilly, Virginia

1 comment:

Z said...

like the new sound - No Way to Win is chill.