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Monday, October 22, 2007

“Friends Like These” by Mobius Band

posted by on October 22 at 10:04 AM


Eric already extolled the synth-pop slickness of Mobius Band’s set opening for Matthew Dear, and he’s totally right: The Brooklyn trio made infectious, intelligent music that was both restrained and eloquent.

They saved the best song off their latest album, Heaven, for the end of the set. As I said in my Up & Coming this week, “Friends Like These” is the jaded inverse of LCD Soundsystem’s sentimental “All My Friends.” The song’s slow-swinging chorus is pretty much the perfect musical tempo, funky and pendulous but rendered with a goofy white-guy bounce that’s irresistibe. It’s offset by a simple keyboard counter-beat and splashy cymbal work, while layers of stippled digital effects add sonic density to the otherwise bouyant instrumentation and Peter Sax’s plain-but-trenchant vocals. It’s an immaculately structured pop song that sounds totally original and sort of familiar.

Yeah, it’s Monday, but it’s never too soon to hear the Best Song Ever (This Week).

Click here to hear Mobius Band’s “Friends Like These.” Hat Tip to Hype Machine.

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Great song! That bass line was so fucking loose live, a perfect warm up for Matthew Dear.

Posted by Eric Grandy | October 22, 2007 10:54 AM

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Do not believe the Hype!! sheesh

Posted by synth-pop dickness | October 22, 2007 11:08 AM

Mobius band won me over at the croc. I think I missed at least half the set but the last two songs were amazing while being really different and sung by two different band members. I ituned the new one and am pissed i missed some of those songs live.

Posted by secret lover | October 24, 2007 10:52 PM

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