Best Fwends

best fwends
The Ft. Worth/Austin-based duo comprised of best friends, Best Fwends, has officially blown me away! I heard some discussion of these two a while back since they're signed to Moshi Moshi Records -- one of my favorites English labels -- but I never got around to hearing the debut album, Alphabetically Arranged (yes the 34 tracks are indeed alphabetically arranged), until ... now!

Boy it's bizarre. Equal parts punk, hardcore (happy hardcore?), hyperactive dance music, and something sort of glam rock-ish. Most of the time, it sounds like they're just screwing around with a drum machine and a Fisher Price keyboard (although I'm sure that's not true), so it's the attitude that's so invaluable to me. These two have the heart of an arena rock band. They sound like they're trying to make real hot music that you'd listen to when you're a pissed-off kid ("god! the world doesn't understand me!" and listen to Best Fwends). I like that approach. It's genuine and real, and can't wait to see what's next for them!
Best Fwends - Aaww-some
Best Fwends - Bedroom Music
Best Fwends - Skate or Live (Goto80 Remix)


Anonymous said…
Hahaha, I just went out and bought this album after hearing these. Thanks for the heads up, mate!

PS: I just started reading your blog (or whatever you want to call it) yesterday and I'm really loving it! Keep it up!
Nicholas Mercer said…
fantastic! it's comments like yours that make me very, very happy! thanks for reading and -- on behalf of moshi moshi, i'm sure -- thanks for buying the album!
Anonymous said…
hi, i know your into music from sweden. i would recommend Pulpa and Cartwall for you. you can download some of the songs from this blogg:
Sarah Gooding said…
I've said it before and I'll say it again - your blog is fucking great! Truly a beacon of hope in that lost world of blogs! & Best Fwends is the first band since Shout Out Out Out Out that I've put their one and only song I have (so far!) on repeat and listened to non-stop... AMAZING! Thankyouuuuuuuu :)