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Download: Fren Banklin, Live on WRSU

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On Friday night we made an appearance on Rutgers radio, WRSU 88.7FM, on the show Overnight Sensations, whose hosts have been kind enough to play our tunes in the past. First we played a live set, and then we were interviewed by the hosts. During the interview we actually previewed two cuts from our upcoming 7″. Jared has everything archived over on (along with all other performers in the show’s past!), but I’ve cut out what is certainly the best part, us performing “Fren Banklin” to end the set. Alternative titles include “A Little Village Named Garza,” and “I’m Sorry I Banged Your Mom.”


Our setlist is below. The two *’s are relatively new jams.

  1. Drink to Forget
  2. Sandwiches*
  3. Teamwork
  4. Show’s Over* [quite happy with how this came out!]
  5. Smile
  6. Fren Banklin

Next Show

Our next show is coming up soon! We could really use your help packing the place. We’ll be at Bruar Falls on Wednesday November 17th, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’ll be turning 30! So, a birthday and all that, but really the attraction here is the band’s new sound, especially with the extra voices of Adam and his guitar, and the new tunes we’re kicking. Check out “Show’s Over” in particular in the live set above.

Another highlight of the show is the bad-ass opener, our friends Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, a particularly nuts band from New Brunswick now residing in Jersey City. Their latest release is called Don’t Give Up On Me Dad, get it at the link. If there’s any band around that’s our speed in terms of antics, it’s probably these peops.

Easy-pasting details:

Wed Nov 17th
Bruar Falls
245 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
$5 // 21+ // 8pm
Starring (in order of appearance):

Thanks for listening,


Written by Ben Franklin

November 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

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