Friends are Samantha Urbani, Lesley Hann, Oliver Duncan, Nikki Shapiro and Matthew Molnar, the latest band in a long line of cool-looking bands from the Brooklyn scene.
Friends only formed a year ago, but have worked hard and fast to quickly establish themselves. They create a multi genre sound that is typical in alt-indie circles, drawing on aspects of noise pop, new wave, no wave and dream pop, as well as poly-rhythms from the African Diaspora and American folk. Nevertheless they still have a sound that has definite roots in New York music culture, with effects, timbres and techniques that resemble earlier NYC artists such as Tom Tom Club and ESG.
Mind Control is the third single from the album Manifest.