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Permanent Records


Oct 5, 2018

“At the end of the day, no-one really cares about your band as much as the people in it."

In this episode we talk to Kyle Fasel, bassist in Chicago pop-punk band Real Friends. The band are unusual in that they have retained many of the elements of the 'business' side of a band that would normally be farmed out to outside companies - such as packing and shipping their own merchandise - while reaching a huge worldwide audience. We talk about that, mental health and touring and the bands back catalogue in the wake of the release of their third record 'Composure' which marks a sea change in approach for the five piece.

Music in this episode:

Get By (Composure)
A little too nice (This is Honesty)
Floorboards (Everyone That Dragged You Here)
Loose Ends (Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing)
Mess (The Home Inside My Head)
From The Outside (Composure)
Anchor Down (Everyone That Dragged You Here)