Chicago's Real Friends are set to release one of the most anticipated pop-punk albums of the year with Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing. The debut full-length will drop on July 22 via Fearless Records and you can stream the video for the first single, "Loose Ends," above.
The album will be Real Friends' first release with proper label backing. Having built an enormous underground fanbase across the country with the success of a few independently released EPs, the band announced its signing in December and spent the spring on a cross-country tour with pop-punk favorites The Wonder Years, Fireworks and Modern Baseball.
"Loose Ends" delivers what fans have come to expect from the quintet. Frontman Dan Lambton is both nasally and semi-gruff with his vocal delivery as the band backs him with an explosive chorus and a climactic bridge.
Meanwhile, the music video shows scenes of the band performing live, traveling and hanging out on their down time during recent tours. Though "Loose Ends" is relatively par for the course for today's "new-school" pop-punk, it should stir-up Real Friends' already rabid fanbase.