Friend Club Records has announced that it will be releasing 16 limited edition reissue cassettes (with 125 copies of each) for sale at Furnace Fest. In conjunction with the Fest – which will be held this weekend in Birmingham, AL – Friend Club will be donating $0.50 per tape sold to Heart Support to support folks in need of mental health during this current crisis.
Varying from classic albums released years ago (FewLeftStanding, Narcissus) to current hits (Be Well, The Casket Lottery, Emery) the Friend Club Furnace Fest Collection is a chance to obtain amazing albums in a fresh format.
Rob Froese of Friend Club Records stated:
“When we first saw Furnace Fest bringing together all these classic bands, we wondered what we could do to support these bands. Firmly believing music should be something you can hold we set out to reinvent some titles of import to us on cassette. What started as a dream to do a few albums has turned into a 16 tape collection that we couldn’t be more proud of. Partnering with graphic artists Meatyard and Nicole Schoenholz we’ve been able to recreate these albums in a way that is true to the original and yet exciting.”
Furnace Fest Founder Chad Johnson said:
“Furnace Fest is first and foremost, a community, a family even. To have Rob and Friend Club reissuing some incredible albums on cassette – and then giving back to Heart Support in the process – is proof that we’re all in this together. We’re honored to play a small part in bringing everyone together.”
The label will have 30 complete collections available at the fest or bands will have individual tapes available from them. The collection is as follows:
’68 – Two Parts Viper
Be Well – Demos
The Beautiful Mistake – You’re Not Broken. I Am.
The Casket Lottery – Short Songs For End Times
Emery – You Were Never Alone
Emery – Eve
Emery – I’m Only A Man (Studio Update)
Emery – White Line Fever
Emery – the Weak’s End (Live)
FewLeftStanding – Regeneration Of Self
FewLeftStanding – Wormwood
Luxury – Trophies
Narcissus – And Forthwith Came Out Blood And Water
Showbread – Cancer
Showbread – Who Can Know It
Showbread – Showbread is Showdead