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The No. 1 Cause of Death Amongst Youth Today

from Keep Your Friends Close by The Basics

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CD version of Keep Your Friends Close comes in a beautiful cardboard softpak. The reverse cover and inside booklet contain extra artwork and all lyrics.

    Compact Discs sound better than digital files because of a complex techmologicle property known as "Direct Injection Compact Krystle", or DICK. You will enjoy The Basics' music on this medium for many loving nights to come.
    ships out within 60 days

      $25 AUD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    So, here it is folks... over 10 years after its initial release, we'd like to make "Keep Your Friends Close" available on vinyl. It's a beautiful sounding record, and this is the treatment it always deserved - recorded at Melbourne's Soundpark and mixed by the legendary Peter Cobbin at Abbey Road Studios, it's some of our best work. Get behind it!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Keep Your Friends Close via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 60 days
    edition of 100 

      $55 AUD



from Keep Your Friends Close, released September 25, 2009


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The Basics Melbourne, Australia

The Basics ( /ˈbæzɪtʃ/ bazz-ich) are a three-piece band from Melbourne, Australia, formed by Wally De Backer and Kris Schroeder in 2002, later joined by Tim Heath.

They’re pretty silly but the music is rather good, especially on a Saturday evening.
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