Exclusive Video Spin: Just Friends – Sad 2 See

Exclusive Spin / News / October 25, 2016

California’s Just Friends can almost justify their seven-member roster by substituting an economy of scale for a twisted currency of fun. “Sad 2 See” tapes together pop-punk’s sugar-loaded tempos, ska’s brassy confidence, and even a West Coast DIY take on some of hip-hop’s goofier intros, in less than two minutes. The mixture is as gooey and inconsistent as the sloppy mess committed to film in the track’s accompanying video (premiering below) featuring a shower of glitter, paint and — as punk as they come — cheap beer. As crammed as this band’s van might be, the overloaded nature of their songs is nothing less than an explosion of color.

“Sad 2 See” kicks off Just Friends’ side of their split with Albany’s Prince Daddy & the Hyena. The 7″, also featuring a Weezer cover from each band, is available on green or yellow wax (both limited to 150 copies) as a joint release from Broken World Media, From the Garage Records, Making New Enemies, and Open Door Records. The release is available for purchase on both colors via Open Door here.

Both outfits are playing FEST 15 this weekend — a full list of tour dates can be checked out below.

October 21 – Fullerton, CA
October 22 – San Diego, CA
October 23 – Santa Ana, CA
October 26 – Tallahassee, FL
October 27 – Miami, FL*
October 28-30 – Gainesville, FL – FEST 15*
October 31 – Atlanta, GA*
November 1 – Greensboro, NC*
November 2 – Richmond, VA*
November 3 – Newark, DE*
November 4 – New Brunswick, NJ*
November 5 – Long Island, NY*
November 6 – Fallston, MD*
November 7 – Cape May, NJ
November 8 – Pawtucket, RI*
November 9 – Burlington, VT*
November 10 – Manchester, NH*
November 11 – New Paltz, NY*
November 12 – Amherst, MA*
November 13 – Purchase, NY*
November 15 – Wilkes-Barre, PA*
November 16 – Philadelphia, PA*
November 17 – New York City, NY*
November 18 – CT
November 19 – Boston, MA*
November 20 – Albany, NY*
November 21 – Elyria, OH*
November 25 – Urbana, IL
November 26 – Burnsville, MN
November 27 – Ames, IA
November 29 – Salt Lake City, UT
December 1 – Seattle, WA
December 2 – Portland, OR
December 3 – Bellingham, WA
December 4 – Eugene, OR

*with Prince Daddy & the Hyena

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James Cassar
James Cassar is Modern Vinyl's Managing News Editor and a co-host of The Modern Vinyl Podcast. He is also an artist manager, co-owner of the record label Near Mint, and can be found in bed before 9 p.m. James lives in Philadelphia and no, he won't check out your band if you add him on Facebook.

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