Josh Mintz, the man behind the wheel of Friend Slash Lover, is a creative visual artist who is famous in California for his design work as well as his contribution to the street art in San Diego. As an untamed artist, he once stumbled upon an open tuned acoustic guitar one of his friends left at his flat. The result turned out to be the beautifully dark As American as Ones and Zeros, which has already picked up steam with the press. Flavorpill LA calls the record “one of this year’s most underrated efforts,” comparing it to Radiohead and Sigur Ros. The Huffington Post destines Friend Slash Lover for Coachella next year. The album has also received raves from Pop Making Sense, Jester Jay Music Blog, and Inside SoCal/Press Telegram. MusicConnection Magazine has also named Friend Slash Lover one of their “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists of 2010.” “Breakin Up” is a gorgeous tribute to infinite sadness, strumming on the open acoustic guitar in the same way it strums on the heart strings.
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