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 part retro (espionage via reel-to-reel tapes and LED-lit countdown machines) and part futuristic (faces that split open to reveal other faces with pierced septums), which is not a bad fit for their slinky Bushwick post-disco. The band’s all here, though it’s lead singer Samantha Urbani the camera loves most, alongside some stolen moments by Etienne Pierre Duguay, formerly drummer of Real Estate, presently Friends video cameo artist. It’s here:

Manifest! is out 6/5 via Fat Possum in the US, and the day before in the UK via Lucky Number.

On tour:
06/13 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/14 – Montreal, QC @ Lambi’s
06/16 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern
06/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/20 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
06/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
06/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
06/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
07/02 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
07/03 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
07/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
07/06 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock N’ Roll Hotel
07/07 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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