[mp3+video] New music from Brooklyn's Friends + a video from the band's Allston basement show


In the March 30th issue of the Phoenix, I profiled Brooklyn's Friends -- discussing the band's ability to write songs about sociopolitical topics in subtle ways. "It's easy to fall for Friends without ever picking up on their politics," I wrote. "The group's glam-pop '80s-New-York-inspired jams themselves are catchy as hell." Front-lady Samanta Urbani said: "It's funny, I'm getting a total kick out of it. We're getting played on the main radio station in the UK, and I'm singing, 'I don't need your money, I can grow my own food.'"

The song she referenced debuted online yesterday, and it lives up to their previous two singles, "Friend Crush" and "I'm His Girl". Stream it below:

"I don't need your money, I can grow my own food / I don't need your beauty standard, I can be my own dude," sings Urbani. "I won't pay tuition, I can be my own school / I don't need your prescriptions I can change my own mood."

I am anxiously awaiting their debut full-length LP Mainfest out June 4 via Lucky Number, which I am sure will be the soundtrack to my summer this year.

Check out a sweet video below of Friends playing an Allston basement show earlier this month, filmed by Lou Kishfy of Providence music blog Salad Fork.

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