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FRIEND SLASH LOVER GIVES A FRESH VOICE TO ROCK

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Named one of the Top 100 Unsigned Bands of 2010 by Music Connection, and named “Fave of the Year” by Beatcraze.com, FRIEND SLASH LOVER is well on their way to becoming a household name. With the release of their six-track EP, As American as Ones and Zeros, this groundbreaking Los Angeles group is ready to expand the minds of the listening public as they break away from the standards of rock music.

FRIEND SLASH LOVER was brought to life by Josh Mintz, a musical mastermind hailing from The Rhode Island School of Design. Along with bassist Frank Day the two form the core of the band. Mintz is an accomplished creative director and guerilla artist who spent time with OBEY artist Shepard Fairey in the early 90s wheat pasting posters. He had worked on music in his spare time before finally moving operations from his bedroom to the recording studio.

Playing an alternatively tuned guitar and an ever-expanding litany of original songs inspired by his own visual art and modern paranoia, Mintz created the tracks that were inspired in equal parts by Sigur Ros, Nirvana and post-modern sensibility.

With a professionally-filmed music video on the way for “Disasteroid”, a pop-rock eco-anthem, which was also recently remixed by The Silver Wizard, aka John Goff, FRIEND SLASH LOVER is enjoying success in the new year. They are steadily growing their audience. The band recently played to a packed house at the legendary Viper Room, and has been nominated for Best Recording (EP) by Rockwired.com.

Not resting on their laurels, Mintz has already got the next five records mapped out, along with release parties that double as art shows, reinforcing the symbiotic relationship of the songwriter’s work in both fields. Restlessly creative, daringly inventive and addictively listenable, FRIEND SLASH LOVER is a band that will continue to exceed our expectations.

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