Once upon a time a man moved from New Orleans to the Philadelphia-area and started a record label. He released the first Dr. Dog albums and they went on to be rock stars. He released albums by The Teeth (Philadelphia), The Capitol Years, Deleted Scenes,The High Strung, Generationals, and a shit ton of other successful indie bands. Then he moved to California to manage some of the biggest acts in the world.
Fast forward five years...
Friendship Fever is a new label operated out of Sacramento by husband and wife, Chris and Sabrina Watson. The label will release Tess & Dave's (featuring David Vandervelde who released two albums on Secretly Canadian in the late-’00s) debut EP on August 24 via Friendship Fever. Brooklyn Vegan, who recently debuted their single, says, "The EP’s opening cut, Holding My Own Hand, is a great example of what’s to come, with melting harmonies, swoony strings, a light twang, and what sounds to be the voice of some omnipotent being."
This weekend is all about Friendship Fever's other acts though... Minihorse hails from an unpronounceable place in Michigan, while Imaginary Tricks (aka Mike Visser) are based in Brooklyn. Both artists are a MUST SEE this Saturday at 9 PM at The Pick!
...and whatever you do, don't click on this Minihorse video below.