discography
Imaginary Friend has released one full-length album (see below for more details). While we have recorded other albums, none of them have been released officially... and frankly, we're all probably better off for it.
A, B & C

A, B & C  (July 2007)

"A, B & C" was recorded in bits and pieces on a large handful of weekends between 2004 and 2007. It is the first major release by Imaginary Friend.

DISC 1 (Album)

The album was completely home-recorded in the usual way (i.e. drunk, and cheaply). No fancy studios or fancy instruments were involved during any stage of the process. Over 25 songs were actually written and recorded during these sessions, and we eventually whittled that number down to what you see on the final release (you're welcome).

Somewhere along the way, the concept of dividing the album into sections began to take shape and it was decided to name them "A, B & C" in reference to an episode title of The Prisoner, an obscure television show from the late 60's. Indeed, this is but one of many Prisoner references that can be found in the final product. The other main source of running references on the album is a band called dada. It is a long-standing tradition for us to throw as many dada references as possible into our albums, and "A, B & C" is our most ambitious effort yet in this regard (dada fans should be very pleased).

DISC 2 (Commentary)

Why is this album so damn long? Why aren't either of the "blues"-titled songs actually blues songs? Will Neal ever play guitar on an Imaginary Friend album ever again? Who is your only friend, and how well exactly do we know him?

If you yearn for the answers to these (and more) questions, you'll be happy to know that this album also features a second disc containing a full-length track-by-track audio commentary by the band. Two CDs for the price of one? That's not a bad deal at all... (we think).

 
TRACK LIST

CLIPS, LYRICS & CHORDS

To hear sound clips and view details for each song, click on the track titles to the left (the information will be displayed in this box). Lyrics and chords for each individual track can be downloaded from their respective detail pages.

Lyric and chord files for the entire album are also available. Use the following links to download the complete set of lyrics/chords all at once:

download: lyrics (all) | chords (all)

NOTES: Lyric/chord files are encoded in pdf format, which can be opened in Acrobat Reader. To save the files to your computer, right-click a link and select "Save Link As" or "Select Target As". Sound clips are presented using an embedded Flash player. If the player doesn't load, you will need to download the Flash Player from Adobe.

 
WHERE TO BUY

Our CDs can be purchased through a number of online retailers. Individual tracks are also available via digital distribution. Please see below for more details.

A note from the band: Although you are certainly free to do as you wish, it is our preference that you buy the actual CD instead of downloading individual tracks (as you will not only receive a really cool package, but a free commentary disc as well). The album also features a great deal of "hidden" audio that can only be heard when the disc is played on a CD player (the downloadable tracks/album do not contain these secret bits).

Physical CDs
CD Baby is the largest seller of independent CDs on the web. The benefits of ordering from CD Baby are flexible shipping and payment options, as well as a quick response time (items are typically shipped within 24 hours). You can also add reviews at the site and we encourage you to do so!
The Imaginary Store is the band's online shop and is located here on this very web site. Payment is through PayPal and the shipping options are limited. We don't guarantee a time frame for shipping items, though we of course try our best to fulfill orders as soon as possible.
Digital Distribution
DigStation is the leading web site dedicated to providing downloads by independent musicians and only independent musicians. DigStation is the only digital distributor from which the bonus commentary tracks (and artwork) can be purchased.
iTunes is Apple's online store for digital distribution of music and video. iTunes software (available for free) is required to purchase music and to sync media with their iPod products.
Napster was the pioneer of digital music and is the most popular on-demand music subscription service in the world.
BuyMusic is the music download service at Buy.com, The Internet Superstore™.
PayPlay.FM is an online music store that is fully compatible with iPod and other MP3 players and supports all major platforms and browsers.
GroupieTunes is an online store that provides digital downloads and mobile phone content for independent and unsigned bands. Want an Imaginary Friend ringtone? Now you can have it.
Music is Here is a digital online music shop that provides flexibility in the formats for the music you want to download.
Liquid Digital Media was formed by experts in the music and technology industries and was the first company to deliver secure music over the Internet.
GreatIndieMusic.com is an online music download store that sells mp3 digital downloads and CDs by independent musicians.
Other Sellers
Tradebit provides file hosting and sales for many different media types, including audio.
Additional digital distribution options are on the way... please check back soon!