Friends & Friends of Friends is an annual compilation of music curated by Tender Loving Empire. We collect submissions from our friends and (as the title might suggest) from their friends. We request specific songs that we love and include our favorite jams from bands on our own record label. The result is a collection of songs that is by far the best grouping of music that we’ve ever been able to put in one place, at one time. 47 amazing songs on two discs coming from artists from all walks of life, styles of music and geographical locales combine to create the perfect blend of raucous sludgery, jangley summer tunes and endearingly mopey ballads.
DISC 1 BRAINSTORM - Maybe A Memory Y La Bamba - Michoacan Radiation City - Heart of Mine Onuinu - Always Awkward Dusted - (Into the ) Atmosphere Typhoon - Unconditional Blacks& - The Race Is On Mean Jeans - Anybody Out There My Body - Baby Grail Pegasus Dream - Oxen Free Duover - Killer Trees Yours - Parachute The Shivas - Baby I Need You Super XX Man - You Get Lost Holopaw - Discotheque No Kind of Rider - Away Colors Black Prarie - Do You Believe? Terrible Buttons - Mother’s Medicine Sons of Huns - Der Blaue Reiter DoublePlusGood - Words Fall Asleep Eric & Magill - Tangled Up In Nets Houndstooth - Beachbummer The Morals - 100 Different Ways
DISC 2 Aan - I Don’t Need Love Body Parts - Doing Things Finn Riggins - Benchwarmers Loch Lomond - Spray Painted Drum Appetite - Tussy Birds & Batteries - Trouble Makes Three Lemolo - Open Air Dave Depper - Anytime, Anytime Hey Marseilles - Elegy Log Across the Washer - The Radio Band with Violet Shadow Atomic Mama - Bodies in the Sun Hustle & Drone - Bobby Wish Mackintosh Braun - The Same Lost Lander - Cold Feet New Move - The City Life (Has Got Me Down) Twin Steps - Junkie Song K Tranza - Rulers of the Scene Stagnant Pools - Dead Sailor Catherine Feeny - United Gathered Ghosts - Two Apples in a Cherry Tree The Quick & Easy Boys - Make It Easy The Wedding Present - You Jane Summerays - Sunshine The Tomorrow People - Rose City Rose
The Players: BRAINSTORM, Y La Bamba, Radiation City, Onuinu, Dusted, Typhoon, Blacks&, Mean Jeans, My Body, Pegasus Dream, Duover, Yours, The Shivas, Super XX Man, Holopaw, No Kind of Rider, Black Prarie, Terrible Buttons, Sons of Huns, DoublePlusGood, Eric & Magill, Houndstooth, The Morals, Aan, Body Parts, Finn Riggins, Loch Lomond, Appetite, Birds & Batteries, Lemolo, Dave Depper, Hey Marseilles, Log Across the Washer, Atomic Mama, Hustle & Drone, Mackintosh Braun, Lost Lander, New Move, Twin Steps, K Tranza, Stagnant Pools, Catherine Feeny, Gathered Ghosts, The Quick & Easy Boys, The Wedding Present, Summerays, and The Tomorrow People.