ANNOUNCE EP TORN IN TWO
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 17 VIA PURE NOISE RECORDS
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"Real Friends have crafted a song that roars, past fat lips and bruised cheeks and straight to your heart."
Illinois-based band Real Friends have announced their new EP Torn In Two will be released September 17, 2021 via Pure Noise Records. Directed by Raul Gonzo (PVRIS, I Don't Know How But They Found Me, AFI), the video portrays the brutality of losing someone and being unable to confront your feelings.
About “Teeth”, vocalist Cody of Real Friends shares, “Teeth is a very personal song for me. It touches on some of the years leading up to just before I joined Real Friends. I had gone through some of the most challenging years of my life. After sharing some of my experiences with the group and Andrew Wade, Andrew said, ‘ Ok, brutal, now let’s turn that into a song.’ ”
Although the single began as a full-band song, “Teeth” ultimately sounded better in an acoustic format, as Kyle of Real Friends explains: “The full band version of ‘Teeth’ is different for us. We’ve always turned full band songs into acoustic versions. It was fun to do the opposite with ‘Teeth.’ It brings out more aggression that fits the lyrical content perfectly. I’m so stoked for fans to hear this.”
Torn In Two was produced by Andrew Wade, who has worked on albums for punk bands A Day to Remember and Neck Deep, as well as Mike Green, who has co-written and produced on projects for Sum 41, New Found Glory, and The Aces. This new EP incorporates a recurring motif of the torn-ness and separation we have recently experienced in our everyday lives, as Cody elaborates: “I really liked how we were able to incorporate the Torn In Two theme throughout. The album artwork being people separated. The 5 main songs on one side and five alternates on the other. I think the past year has left a lot of us feeling torn, scrambling to reconnect with a sense of familiarity.”
Intended to showcase the band’s evolution into a new period of music, Torn In Two also carries the hope that Real Friends can use their music as a bridge to their listeners. To Real Friends fans, Cody shares, “I feel music and these songs bring things back together for me. I hope these songs can make you feel connected in just the same way.”
Fans can pre-order Torn In Two today at https://smarturl.it/
Real Friends will be busy this fall, supporting State Champs on the forthcoming Pure Noise Tour along with labelmates Four Year Strong, Just Friends and Bearings. The 24-city tour kicks off on September 14th at Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, TN making stops across the U.S. in Detroit, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston and more before wrapping up in New York, NY at Irving Plaza on October 22nd.
Additional shows include a return to their hometown of Chicago, IL on September 11 at Bottom Lounge and two headline performances with support from labelmates Just Friends and Bearings in Columbus, OH on September 16 and Jacksonville, FL on September 23.
A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below with more information available at https://www.realfriends.band/.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge+
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern*
Sunday, September 19, 2021 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall*
Friday, September 24, 2021 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Saturday, October 2, 2021 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
Friday, October 8, 2021 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Sunday, October 10, 2021 – Denver, CO – Summit
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Friday, October 15, 2021 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Sunday, October 17, 2021 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Thursday, October 21, 2021 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Friday, October 22, 2021 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza