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Who are Acquaintances?

Posted April 28, 2019, 1:17 p.m. in Records by Loren
Who are Acquaintances?

File 13 Records will release 8 1/2 Lives, the second album from Chicago's Acquaintances.

While just the band's second album, the quartet features many famililar faces from other prominent indie bands:

  • Jered Gummere - Guitar, Vocals (The Ponys, Bare Mutants, Richard Vain)

  • Justin Sinkovich - Guitar, Vocals (The Poison Arrows, Atombombpocketknife, Thumbnail)

  • Patrick Morris - Bass (Don Caballero, The Poison Arrows)

  • Chris Wilson - Drums (Ted Leo + Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus, Hammered Hulls, Open City)

Stephen Schmidt (Thumbnail, Chino Horde) and Adam Reach (The Poison Arrows, Pink Avalanche) also play on the record.

The band originally formed in 2012, releasing a self-titled album the following year.

8 1/2 Lives will release on May 31.


06/06 Bloomington IL @ Nightshop
06/08 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Artist: Acquaintances 
Album: 8 1/2 Lives
Label: File 13 Records
Release Date: May 31st, 2019

01) And It All Went Black
02) Flooded Candle Flickering Flame
03) A Night in a Town
04) Mutual Denial
05) I'm an Artisan Goddamnit
06) Barmuda Triangle
07) This Moment Was Due
08) 8 ½ Lives
09) Dissolve Today
10) Mistakes
11) The Last Page
12) A Few Seconds Ahead of Your Ghost

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