In 2013, Friendly People performed at festivals including South By Southwest, CBGB Fest, and CMJ. Since the release of their debut album 'Shake', they have shared the stage with notable acts such as Mother Mother, San Fermin, JJAMZ and You Won't and have created a steadily growing fan base in the Northeast area. With five minds and five million ideas, the result is Friendly People: folk-infused indie rock, hand-crafted to make you feel at home.
Friendly People formed in 2011, performing extensively in the greater Boston area, New York, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island. On the heels of the success of their debut EP, the band completed a self booked August 2012 East Coast Tour and released their full length debut, entitled 'Shake' on December 13, 2012. The record was produced, engineered, and mixed by Friendly People. Since the release of Shake, the local and national blogosphere has been swift in recognizing Friendly People's success and potential.
After a month long cross country tour spanning from New York, NY to Austin, TX in early 2013, Friendly People have since begun writing their sophomore record. The group, now residing in both Brooklyn and Boston, has had a successful year of touring that has included showcases at South by Southwest in Austin and CBGB Fest and CMJ in New York City.
In 2014, Friendly People will be performing at South By Southwest and working on material for their sophomore release.
"Friendly People's easygoing, brisk, tuneful indie rock and folk, as on songs like "Friendly People" from the band’s 2012 debut, "Shake," was the perfect early-afternoon balm if you happened to feel a little worse for wear after a week of show-hopping in the Texas sun."
- Luke O'Neil, The Boston Globe
"Shake offers a blissful crunch of pop-listenability and furtive experimental tinkering, resulting in surprising cohesiveness."
- Christoper Petro, Performer Magazine
"Over twenty individuals contributed to the recording process, giving the album a varied depth that's as haunting as it is beautiful."
- Ben Anshutz, The Wild Honey Pie
"Ideas are tossed back and forth between different instruments and voices, built up only to drop out and restart, forging calculated sonic movement within the familiar parameters of pop structure. Plus, itis simply purdy; a sheen of sound filling out solid songwriting."
- Patrick Collins, Allston Pudding
"Friendly People hits the mark with a record most any musician will respect for its momentous instrumental prowess and emotionally riveting climaxes that propel the humbling lyrics out to a crowd."
- Case Newsom, Our Vinyl
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