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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The two highest-profile videos of the week were almost certainly Rihanna's "We Found Love" and Coldplay's "Paradise." I didn't put either video on this list. I didn't leave them out because they're pop videos; I'm absolutely happy to show love to a great pop video. But both of those videos seemed forced, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2011

Friends – “I’m His Girl” Video

The Brooklyn Band To Watch Friends now has a video for the catchy-as-hell bubblefunk single "I'm His Girl," and I'm not dissing at all when I call it Kreayshawn-esque. The whole thing, with its fashionably retro camerawork and its energetic portrayal of too-cool New York street life, works as a sort of East… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2011

Friends – “My Boo” (Ghost Town DJ’s Cover)

It's a nice moment for "My Boo" redos. Last month Balam Acab pitched "My Boo" through his distended down-tempo filter, giving the upbeat bass music classic a strange spectral wobble. Today, Ghost Town DJ's are honored via MP3 by Friends, as the b-side to the band's recently posted single "I'm His Girl."… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 21, 2011

Friends – “I’m His Girl”

Band To Watch Friends posted their new track "I'm His Girl" earlier today in advance of its Halloween release. It's a Lykke Li-like groove accented by hand percussion and instilled with a warm liveliness. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 14, 2011

Friends – “Friend Crush” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

It's "ESG-style polyrhythmic post-disco on a tropical-pop trip" that Bushwick BTW Friends fix on musically, and their visual aesthetic -- both onstage, and in this their debut, Matthew Caron-directed clip -- is perfectly triangulated to fit the bill. Diaphanous silhouettes of singer Samantha Urbani float over the band bathed in florid color palettes and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 7, 2011

Friends – “Friend Crush (Phone Tag Remix)”

Brooklyn-via-Texas project Phone Tag was one of the scene compatriots Friends name-checked in their BTW piece, which was a kind plug while also being another illustration of the universal law that friends tend toward phone tag. Here the two hook up on a remix of Friends' excellent lead single "Friend Crush," wherein Phone Tag… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 18, 2011

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2011

April's mix is female heavy and thematically clustered. It tips off with a track from each of our three most recent Bands To Watch. The remainder features a few songs that are numerically fixated (Brenmar's "Be The One," the return of pulseprogramming with "First They Fire," and Italians Do It Better bo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 8, 2011

Band To Watch: Friends

After WU LYF's post-midnight US debut at Glasslands Friday night, folks slipped into the venue next door, 285 Kent St., to catch the tail-end of a bill anchored by the band Friends. It was an impressive, infectious set -- ESG-style polyrhythmic post-disco on a tropical-pop trip, with some Lykke Li in the mix -- from… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 4, 2011

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Joey

"You know the difference between Friends and the John Kerry campaign? Friends has a theme." And I'll be so happy not to hear that stupid theme song anymore (clap! clap! clap!). Sorry Phil Solem. At least you made a ton of dough. Although I wonder, does anybody else remember "Johnny Have You See… More »

By: Stereogum / May 7, 2004
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