New Best Friends

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New Best Friends
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ReleasedMarch 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
Genre Indie rock
Label Doghouse
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Mansions EP
New Best Friends
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Vinyl Cover
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"The EP Initiative" Cover
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New Best Friends is the official debut album by Mansions.

Mansions is an American indie rock band from Louisville, Kentucky, currently residing in Seattle, Washington.


The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run). Mastering by Fred Kevorkian (Willie Nelson, The Apples In Stereo, Maroon 5, Joseph Arthur, The National, and more). [4]

Mike Sapone is an American record producer, composer, audio engineer, and mixer whose credits include producing records for bands such as Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Sorority Noise, Boston Manor, O'Brother, Cymbals Eat Guitars, MC Lars and Public Enemy.

Brand New (band) American Rock band

Brand New is an American rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi, Garrett Tierney, and Brian Lane ; they were joined by Benjamin Homola (percussion) for their live performances. From 2005 to 2013, the band also included Derrick Sherman. The band is recognized as one of the most influential within the 2000s emo scene, celebrated for making artistic statements with their music while their peers aimed for commercial success.

Taking Back Sunday American rock band

Taking Back Sunday is an American rock band from Long Island, New York. The band was formed by guitarist Eddie Reyes in 1999. The band's members are Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O'Connell (drums), and they are joined by Nathan Cogan (guitar) for their live performances. Nolan and Cooper left the group in 2003 before rejoining in 2010.

The physical copy of the album includes a bonus-disc known as "The EP Initiative", a compilation album containing tracks from seven different EP's released throughout 2008 through very limited formats. [5]

The album was also pressed to vinyl by Sophomore Lounge Records, with only 250 copies made. [6]

Track listing

  1. "I Told a Lie" - 1:09
  2. "Talk Talk Talk" - 4:17
  3. "Por Favor Is Spanish" - 3:43
  4. "Holidaze" - 3:28
  5. "Curacao Blue" - 4:29
  6. "Insulated" - 4:29
  7. "Take It Back" - 3:16
  8. "Gotta Be Alone" - 3:38
  9. "The Worst Part" - 3:27
  10. "Substitute Angel" - 3:04
  11. "Millions of Pieces" - 4:01
  12. "All Eyes on You" - 3:51



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