On Friday, the fiercely local record label announced a new distribution deal that would take its releases across the country and to the Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. It's a major step forward for the label, which before the deal only reached the Northeast corridor. Additionally, the new partnership that helped make the deal happen, between label co-founder Jimmy MacMillan and record industry veteran Bruce Gearhart, allows Friends to book tours—including international ones—for its artists and release albums on all formats. Best of all, the label also announced a ton of forthcoming releases, including albums by Moss of Aura, Wing Dam, Other Colors, and Ami Dang. This whole thing, really, is a big win for the entire music scene.