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FR003 – Future Islands / Lonnie Walker Split 7 Inch

Future Islands

“The Ink Well”

art by Elena Johnston

Lonnie Walker

“Love Turn”

art by Natasha Tylea


Future Islands / Lonnie Walker Split

Limited to 1000 on Peach-colored Vinyl


Future Islands and Lonnie Walker both grew up in North Carolina, mostly near the beach. Core members of each group have been life-long friends, have at times played in the same band, and also went off to college together. While one group churns out synth pop that will make your heart twist and your feet bounce, the other supplies country punk fit for any type of DIY hoedown.

Both “The Ink Well” and “Love Turns” feature production by Chester Endersby Gwazda, a dude responsible for Future Islands’ In Evening Air and Dan Deacon’s Bromst. The Future Islands track was written and recorded this summer, while “Love Turn” has been a few years in the making.

This release is very close to our hearts at Friends Records, as it’s inception is what began our small Baltimore record label. William, Sam, and Gerrit told us about it the first time we went to their home – a night filled with back porch Bohs, living room jams, and ominous Ouiji board messages. This release was sparked by new friends, bound together by old friends, and nourished by communities along the Eastern seaboard and beyond.