“. . . full of glistening orchestral sounds you don't often hear in indie rock.”-USAToday.com
"Debut full-length set for April 2013 release"
Most people would probably rest, eat inordinate amounts of ice cream, and just generally take it easy after being hit by a bus. Matthew Meade is not most people. In fact, during two months of recovery with only the use of one hand, Matthew was more productive than most able-bodied people. And since the guitar is a decidedly two-handed instrument, Matthew did what all good musicians in his position would do — he improvised. He spent those two months tinkering with tunes on a piano, aided by violinist-friend Julia Tepper. By the time Matthew was back to his two-handed guitar-playing normal self, the duo knew they were on to something special. They rounded out their sound with John Stanesco on bass clarinet and electronic wind instrument, Nate Allen on bass, and Tlacael Esparza and Kyle Olson on percussion, and voila — Friend Roulette was born.
Playing their own unique brand of orchestral chamber-pop, Friend Roulette has been called “Brooklyn’s most whimsical chamber pop outfit” by L Magazine, and just finished up a month-long residency at Pianos in New York. The first single off their upcoming debut LP, I’m Sorry You Hit Your Head, was previewed on USAToday.com, and the video for “On Her Own Tonight” premiered on Consequence Of Sound.
Check out that video here, and don’t miss Friend Roulette live at the Stopover!