Hospitality releases video for "Friends of Friends" and other release week excitement!

Hospitality releases video for

Hospitality will release their self-titled debut album next week, and have premiered their new video for "Friends of Friends" today at Stereogum.

Directed by Scott Jacobson (who also directed Superchunk's video for "Digging for Something") and featuring Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development and Gabe Delahaye of Videogum, the "Friends of Friends" video shows the hardships of a long-distance relationship set in iconic locations in New York & Los Angeles.

Watch "Friends of Friends" now at Stereogum

Daytrotter released their session with Hospitality today and "Eighth Avenue" is the "Song of the Day" at NPR Music! Beginning tomorrow, you can stream Hospitality in its entirety at Spotify. Subscribe now to the Merge Records New Releases to listen. And don't forget to add user mergerecordsofficial as one of your favorites and check out all our playlists!

Other Hospitality excitement is happening this week, too. On Wednesday, January 25, Hospitality will perform on WFMU's Seven Second Delay live from the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Listen live at 6pm EST, or to the archive on! On Friday, January 27, listen to Hospitality on WNYC's Soundcheck beginning at 2pm EST.

Hospitality is available on CD and LP now in the Merge store. Pre-orders come with a poster and 5-postcard set, while supplies last. Pre-order customers will also receive via e-mail Hospitality's 6-song EP from 2008, which was recorded in their Red Hook apartment by Karl Blau on a 4-track recorder. Follow the band on Twitter and Facebook.

Hospitality on tour:
Feb 3 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery (Record Release Show)
Feb 25 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop w/ Archers of Loaf)
Feb 26 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour w/ Archers of Loaf
Feb 29 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern w/ Tennis
Mar 2 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Tennis
Mar 3 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis
Mar 7 New Haven, CT BAR
Mar 9 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 w/ Tennis
Mar 10 Atlanta, GA The Earl w/ Tennis
Mar 11 Orlando, FL Orange You Glad Festival