Hospitality - "Friends Of Friends" Starring Gabe Delahaye

Class of ’09 BTW Hospitality didn’t rush out an album upon first internet mention, and that uncommon patience has paid off: the NYC trio landed an enviable slot on Merge Records’ roster last year, and will release their debut LP next week. To celebrate that, their first single “Friends Of Friends” has a video directed by Scott Jacobson starring some comedic notables that have been on our pages a bit of late: The lead role of the jilted girlfriend who finds peace in NYC is played by Alia Shawkat, aka Arrested Development’s Maeby Fünke, who just released her cover of “Wicked Games” with Rewards. And opposite Alia is’s own Gabe Delahaye, who plays a handsome man who is also a dick, a role for which Gabe has been preparing all his life. Just kidding Gabe is very nice! (Full disclosure: I have emailed with Gabe IRL. Jealous?) Gabe, too, was just on our page, for his role starring as a Real Estate’s street-teamers in the “Easy” video. He was a very nice guy in that video also. Additionally popping up in this clip is the comedian Kurt Braunohler, and the band Hospitality. You may view this, as well as some new Hospitality tour dates, below:

Take it:

Tour dates:
02/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery (Record Release Show)
02/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall+ (Noise Pop)
02/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour+
02/29 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
03/02 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
03/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
03/04 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
03/09 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
03/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
03/11 – Orlando, FL @ Orange You Glad Festival

+with Archers of Loaf
*with Tennis

Hospitality is out 1/31 via Merge. Business plan for Stereogum ’12: Have Gabe star in all the music videos, get all the premieres. So far so good.

Comments (13)
  1. Gabe should never stop wearing that hat. Ever.

  2. I like it, but wouldn’t that design be better on a Kangol hat and is it still 1997?

  3. With all these roles in music videos under his belt, Gabe is a shoo-in for the starring role in 311′s next video!

  4. Gabe is our generation’s Eric Roberts.

  5. Gabe is the new Aziz Ansari

  6. We spent all that time campaigning for Birdie to become a Movie Star yet Gabe is getting all the breaks. What gives?

  7. Holy shit. Gabe was DATING ALIA SHAWKAT?! And HE DIDN’T TELL US?!

  8. Connecticut show is now March 7th for FREE at BAR in New Haven!

    Hamden show not happening. Can you update?


  9. Sorry, but the best thing about this video is Tammy Littlenut.

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