(New York, NY) Brooklyn-based indie rock group Good Looking Friends announce their debut LP, Settle In, Decay, due out April 6th via For It! Records. The band released two EPs, You Won’t Die and You Won, in 2016, which received accolades from Consequence of Sound, Culture Collide, The Deli, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. The band spent 2017 on the road and strengthening the DIY scene in Brooklyn, as well as developing what has become their signature wall of sound. The new record explores themes of resistance and memory distortion in a reality of uncertain perception. The record is a surreal reimagining of modern life in a wilderness of asphalt and corrugated steel, drawing from influences ranging from massive cinematic orchestral post rock to jangly, uptempo indie-rock with a distinct nod to the group’s lo-fi roots.
Good Looking Friends is Zach Fischer, Sean Nolan, Adam Rossi, and Nick Kwas; augmented by cellist Maddie Bouissou and French jazz singers Lucille Bitan and Celine Boudier as often as possible. The band has been playing in Brooklyn for the past 4 years, creating safe spaces, growing venues, and supporting local charities with benefit shows and collaborations all over the eastern US and Canada. Good Looking Friends has 5 short tours in the works for the summer, generating buzz alongside Nervous Dater, Stay Inside, Great Wight, Concrete Concrete, Steve., and Taking Meds.
A staple of the Brooklyn for four years, Good Looking Friends has cultivated an inviting and encouraging scene, booking primarily at Bushwick Public House in Brooklyn, which has served as the primary nexus for the Brooklyn Indie Rock scene for several years now.
Past performances have put Good Looking Friends alongside names like Emperor X, Mother Evergreen, Animal Flag, Superweaks, Narra, Max Stern (Signals Midwest), Anika Pyle (Katie Ellen), David Bello (TWIABP), Free Throw, Taking Meds, Toy Cars, Former Belle, Living Room, Paear, Lung, Greg Mendez, and many others