Is Friends the last harvestable buzzband of 2k11?
Photos by Erez Avissar
Friends Friend Crush
Friends has been incubating in the buzzosphere during 2k11, but due to a forgettable name and a generic 'we're from Brooklyn' buzz aesthetic, I chose to ignore them. However, after a closer inspection, it seems clear that they are the destined for such buzzworthy heights. The song 'Friend Crush' has lofi appeal, mnstrm appeal, cutesy female appeal, and buzz appeal. The song makes u yearn for a dark friendship where u become codependent and obsessed with some1, because they are the only person who understands u and u want to sleep next to them and get buzzed and kiss them even though ur not gay and u think of them and want to cum with them. So dark... yet a buzzworthy theme we can all relate 2...
Currently, there is a MASSIVE indie bidding war going on for the Friends' debut LP. These are the reasons why Friends is s00 in demand [via being one of the only 2k11 harvestable buzzbands].
1) Lead singer Samantha Urbani is 'hot', destined to become a premium alt diva.
Oh Samantha Urbani...
Will u be my Brooklyn Princess?
I will carry ur gear 2 ur show
and turn my head the other way even though u have a series of exBFs in ur band/at ur shows
Maybe 1 day u will write a song abt me.
Do u <3 Samantha Urbani?
Will Samantha Urbani's banging alt bod become 'the next' Alexis Krauss / Maddie Follin / Vicki LeGrand / Alice Glass? Can she take away buzz from Lana Del Rey in the Lana Del Rey era?
Oh Sammi Sweetheart...
I will throw a bouquet of flowers on stage at ur next show at a DIY space...
2) The song "I'm His Girl" is 'catchy' and has a feminist-Nylon-wave appeal [via not being feminist at all]
In many ways, I think this song is formulaic bubble gum indie that could make u want to throw up, but then it seems alright. It seems like as a whole, the band 'lands' in some sort of sweet spot between Sleigh Bells, Cults, and Twin Shadow. I also like when women sing tributes 2 the male figures in their lives' instead of being all like 'I'm an independent woman.' If this song wasn't so pro-bro, the band might have accidentally become one of those lesbian-y Tegan & Sara bands because of the 2 keut girls who lesbians want to imagine scissoring eachother in a weird way. Can also avoid Le Tigre comparisons 4 similar reasons.
3) The girls in the band serve as the 'front of the band.'
Feel free to ignore the dudes in the band, we can just focus on the keut girls. Even though that chubby alt dude in the hat seems like a chill bro. Sometimes a band like Twin Sister is awkward because lead singer Andrea Estella needs a stronger presence at the front of the band on the PR side and on-stage so it doesn't feel like a sausagefest of buzzband bros. Despite the quality music, sometimes u need a couple of girls who blog bros can 'boner out' to in order to exponentially increase ur buzz, even if it is in a kinda lame superficial way. What Would Lana Del Rey Do? WWLDRD?
In this live video, the other girl, Lesley Hann shows off her BANGIN skinny alt bod. U can also see the 'charisma' of Sammi Urbani as she moves thru the crowd, which will be an asset as they tour across Middle America to bring their product 2 the mindie masses.
Is Friends 'the next mindie buzzband' incubated in the lofi-pop-osphere?
Will they become a force of buzz, being forced down our throats by mindie content farms and mainstream outlets 'trying to be cool'?
Do u have a friend crush on Samantha Urbani?
Do u want 2 b her friend?
Do u want 2 ask 4 her advice on a weekday?
Do u want to plan something nice on the weekend?
Is their name 'hella stupid'?
What's ur fave Friends song?
Is this just another overrated Brooklyn hypeballing buzzband?
Even if their music was 50% worse, would the looks of Samantha Urbani carry the band to the buzz promise land?