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TV Party: First Aid Kit Talk Friends

Swedish sibling two-piece First Aid Kit are known for their beautiful interpretation of rootsy American folk, so it only makes sense that they would choose…
Kelly Conaboy | July 17, 2014 - 10:48 am

Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don't want to bum anybody out, but summer's almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week saw a of new tunes from heavy-hitters (Beck with guest Kim Gordon), comeback cuts from old favorites (the Dismemberment Plan, Mazzy Star), and…
Stereogum | July 19, 2013 - 12:17 pm

More Friends stories

Watch Taylor Swift Sing “Smelly Cat” With Lisa Kudrow In L.A.

Taylor Swift just wrapped up five straight sold-out nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and she's been bringing out famous guests every single…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2015 - 9:22 am

Samantha Urbani – “1 2 3 4″

Samantha Urbani is the former leader of the New York band Friends, and she's also done a ton of work with Blood Orange's Dev Hynes.
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Kissing Is A Crime – “Crown Royal” (Stereogum Premiere)

Among Matt Molnar's previous projects is Friends, the Samantha Urbani-fronted New York metropolitan pop Band To Watch that seemed to be on the verge of…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2014 - 10:43 am

94core: The Rembrandts Sang The Friends Theme At A Pop-Up Central Perk In NYC Last Night

The Rembrandts are a power-pop duo who have been around since 1989 and who became briefly famous in the mid-'90s, when their song "I'll Be…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Friends – “The Way (Blood Orange Mix)”

While honoring Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe as last week's Album Of The Week, Tom noted a powerful connection at work: "Friends singer Samantha Urbani is…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2013 - 11:19 am

Devonté Hynes & Samantha Urbani – “Hurt U” (Babyface & Toni Braxton Cover)

Devonté Hynes (a/k/a Blood Orange) and Samantha Urbani (a/k/a singer of Friends) are pretty big fans of the Babyface & Toni Braxton single "Hurt U."
Liz Pelly | October 13, 2013 - 5:57 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week saw a of new tunes from heavy-hitters (Beck with guest Kim Gordon), comeback cuts from old favorites (the Dismemberment Plan, Mazzy Star), and…
Stereogum | July 19, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Friends – “The Way”

We made Friends, the Brooklyn cool-kid crew led by Samantha Urbani, a Band To Watch two years ago, but they may have waited until this…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2013 - 9:41 am

Pagan Rituals – “Hallowed Ground”

After parting ways with BTW FRIENDS, that outfit's erstwhile bassist Matthew Molnar went back to roots and rekindled an older musical relationship with a couple…
Amrit Singh | May 6, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Friends – “Va Fan Gör Du” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Lo-fi Brooklyn punk-funkers Friends have devoted themselves to resurrecting a very particular sort of circa-1980 New York sleaze, and their vaguely NSFW new video for…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 10:12 am

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo's Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Friends – “I’m His Girl (AlunaGeorge Mix)”

Here's London duo AlunaGeorge's remix of Friends' "I'm His Girl," a rework that pulls the source track into weird, pulsating digital soundscapes. It somehow manages…
Corban Goble | July 2, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Stream Friends Manifest!

The slinky Brooklyn BTW Friends will soon release their debut album Manifest!, and we've already heard a bunch of early tracks like "Mind Control" and…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Friends – “Home”

BTW Friends will issue their debut record, Manifest!, next week on Fat Possum, which they teased a while back with the lead single "Mind Control"
Corban Goble | May 31, 2012 - 10:02 am

Friends – “Mind Control” Video

Here is the video for "Mind Control," the first single from BTW Friends' first full-length album. Director Hir Muria conjures a dystopian vision which is…
Amrit Singh | May 15, 2012 - 10:36 am

Friends – “Mind Control”

BTW Friends generated a lot of attention last year thanks to singles like "Friend Crush" and "I'm His Girl" -- as well as the requisite…
Corban Goble | April 11, 2012 - 10:14 am


Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am


The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it's that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How's your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the…
Stereogum | March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am
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