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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
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