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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Press for "Deliver Us From Evil""

"Deliver Us From Evil... reveals the band to be an interesting, creative, and amazingly solid Power Pop force, pimping classic Pop structures loaded with inescapable melodies and slathered in enough blissfully odd quirks to set the band apart from their more rote peers in the genre."
Mike Breen - CityBeat - Cincinnati City Beat


"Press for Friends Like These"

"Friends Like These are truly a power-pop phenomenon. Could these guys be any better and still have such fun?" - How Was The Show


"Press for Friends Like These"

"The Best. The best band ever to come through the Ralph's Circuit." - High Plains Reader


"Press for Friends Like These"

"Like a thrift store wrapped in a garage sale wrapped in an enigma, Friends Like These blanket your ears in the warm swells of indie rock past."
- City Pages
- City Pages


"Press for Friends Like These"

"Friends Like These craft power-pop for danger seekers who get off on running the risk of finding a razor blade in their musical Halloween candy."
- Pulse of the Twin Cities


"Press for "I Love You""

"Remember the last time you came across an unknown band that left you wearing a smile for days? You've just found the next one. Pass the good news on to your friends."
- Splendid, Best Unreleased CD's of 2003 - Splendid


"Press for "I Love You""

"Alternative pop at its finest, in its best form. This is power-pop that fans of the genre will cherish and seek out everything that the band does." - Music Emissions


"Press for "I Love You""

"Fans who loved the noisy yet heavenly pop music from the early 1990s will go apeshit over this band. (Actually, virtually anyone who loves soaring pop music will love this band!)"
- Baby Sue


"Press for"

"Deliver Us From Evil," does well by Brian Wilson, with sly lyrics orchestrated by pop hooks, soaring harmonies and hand claps (yes! hand claps!)"
- Time Out New York


Discography

"I Love You" - 2003, LP
self-released, Produced by John Hermanson (Alva Star, Storyhill)
#7 CMJ Adds, #103 on CMJ Top 200
- Splendid, Best Unreleased CD's of 2003
- Nominated for Best Rock Recording, 2003, MMA
- Music Emissions, 4 Stars
- Baby Sue, 5++ stars

"Deliver Us From Evil" 2004 4 song EP
Limited Release, Produced by John Hermanson (Alva Star, Storyhill)
featuring a guest spot by Craig Finn (The Hold Steady, Lifter Puller)
#13 CMJ Adds, #78 CMJ Top 200, 12 weeks on the Top 200
- Winner, Critics Choice, Song Of the Year, Minnesota Music Awards
- Nominated for 4 Minnesota Music Awards

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Bio

Friends Like These began in mid 2002 after John Solomon moved from a stint crashing at Blackberry Way (where The Replacements recorded "Let it Be,") and Adam Switlick, a fellow school mate, graduated and moved to Minneapolis. After hooking up with producer John Hermanson (Alva Star, Storyhill) & drummer Eric Fawcett (N.E.R.D., Spymob) they entered their own studio in summer to craft their debut disc, "I Love You", full of nods toward The Replacements and My Bloody Valentine. After self releasing the disc in 2003 and garnering national acclaim they picked up drummer Matt O'laughlin and Bass Player Steve Murray to round out the fold.

Currently FLT released a limited edition EP to quench the thirst of their highly anticipated second full-length disc due out in 2006. The EP once again calls on producer John Hermanson and features a guest track with near legendary Indie Rock voice Craig Finn (Lifter Puller, The Hold Steady)