In the promo video for their Real Singles Life project, Friends W/O Benefits outlines their plan to release eight new songs over the course of four months, a single each month with an ‘A’ side and a ‘B’ side. But that’s not even the best part. The best part is when they say they’ll be covering topics ranging from ‘love and longing’ to ‘taxes and cookies’ to ‘FUCKING SHARKS.’ Emphasis not mine, but that was a fun sentence to write and one I’m sure will, sadly, never happen again.
The first two are out now on Bandcamp – “Sausalito Catfish” and “I’m Shining” – and both display their indelible talent for writing melodic pop-punk hooks and absurd-awesome lyrics. I’m sure they’ll be playing the songs live at their Bender’s Noise Pop appearance tonight (presented by Balanced Breakfast). Can’t wait to see what the next three months will bring. FUCKING SHARKS. Life is good sometimes.