New Mobius Band Video – “Friends Like These” (Stereogum Premiere)

A few weeks ago Brooklyn-based OKX-grads Mobius Band wooed us with “Friends Like These,” a catchy Peter Sax-sung tune (ah, that disco flourish) about a real-life friend stealing bandmate Ben Sterling’s gal. Well, the trio are back with a Wyeth Hansen and Ryan Dunn-directed video for the excellent first single from their sophomore full-length Heaven. Dig the black and white balloons and “to do” list including “reserve chandelier” and “send muffin basket.” What’s that? Seems like it’s the kind of party that all the vacuuming, sweeping, and window watching won’t prepare you for. In fact, they keep the drums under wraps just until it’s time to rock (i.e. about when the cute girls shows up). Party tip: Never whip out your acoustic guitar, no matter how drunk you get.

Nice, symbolically weighty dog-shaped cake on that table! Who knows if it’s true, but we were told that the video was filmed (and the band quickly had a real party) at the apartment of the song’s girlfriend-stealer, and supposedly dude doesn’t know. Well, lame friend … surprise. If you’re too scared to watch, here’s the MP3 again so you can see what it sounds like with your eyes closed.

Mobius Band – “Friends Like These” (MP3)

Now open ‘em back up and catch the boys on tour. Missouri, you can just make it…

10/31 – Springfield, MO @ Randy Bacon Gallery
11/01 – Ames, IA @ Iowa State University
11/02 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
11/03 – St. Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
11/04 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
11/06 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
11/07 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
11/08 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
11/09 – Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University
11/29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/30 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
12/02 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)
12/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
12/06 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
12/07 – Tampa Bay, FL @ Crowbar
12/08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
12/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit?s
12/10 – Charleston, SC @ The Map Room
12/11 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
12/12 – Norfolk, VA @ The Boot
12/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Lo-Fi Social Club
12/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
12/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar

Heaven is out on Misra.

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