Friends or Whatever “The Burns We Earn”

Since deciding on releasing original albums, the primary objective has been about releasing high-quality music… period. blocSonic is not a label that only releases hip-hop. With this Friends or Whatever single blocSonic has taken another step towards this objective. FoW’s brand of indie-pop explores both the analog and the digital, the sound defies categorization. FoW pulls from the past and the future… it’s both melodic and noisy… it’s lo-fi and hi-fi. If you’re a fan of Guided by Voices and Lifter Puller, you’ll feel right at home with FoW.

The Burns We Earn is the perfect introduction to the debut album which is set to drop Tuesday, May 25th. It contains within it all the elements of the FoW sound — subtle melody accompanied by distortion, bass, guitars and synths. In addition to the fantastic album version, we’ve got a great set of remixes supplied by names both familiar and new to blocSonic listeners. Thanks to the great group of remixers who participated… you turned out some terrific adaptations!

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As always… thank you for giving blocSonic a shot and taking the time to download and listen. Remember… keep the music movin’… share it… blog it… podcast it… broadcast it.

  • Catalog Number: BSMX0003
  • Release Date: May 11th, 2010
  • Running Time: 27:10
  1. The Burns We Earn (Album Version) 2:22
  2. The Burns We Earn (Mach FoX Remix) 4:12
  3. The Burns We Earn (Kieron James Remix) 6:51
  4. The Burns We Earn (TSP Remix) 3:27
  5. The Burns We Earn (Sleaze Remix) 2:02
  6. The Burns We Earn (Lee Rosevere Remix) 2:56
  7. The Burns We Earn (TSPmental) 3:27


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