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Weekly Feature: Best of NYC #4: Friends

Weekly Feature: Best of NYC #4: Friends

In an era when zealous music blogs compete to be the first to unearth potential new stars, the spotlight often seems to fall on young musicians who’ve done little more than strum a few simple guitar chords in their bedroom and upload the recordings to Bandcamp or Soundcloud. Take Brooklyn band Friends. Having not yet put out a release longer than a single, the five-piece has still garnered much positive attention from seemingly every online music resource, as well as mainstream press exposure from The New York Times and The Guardian among others. The group was even named one of NME’s Top 50 Artists of 2011, was nominated for BBC’s “Sound of 2012” poll, and placed 4th on The Deli's Best NYC emerging Artists of 2011 Poll. Having captured the imagination of critics and fans despite a limited output, Friends have actually moved beyond the whispers of being an Internet buzz band to one riding a huge wave of excitement and positivity. - Read Dean Van Nguyen's full feature on the band here.


This Emerging Artist is based in NYC,
check out other talented locals we picked
for our NYC Artist of the Month poll below!

What's your favorite Emerging NYC Artist on this list?
Total: 561 votes
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  Jackal Onasis 
  Parrot Dream 
  Saint Adeline 
  Soft Fangs 

This poll will end on October 31, 2016 at 11.59 PM ET

Please stay positive with the comments, support for other bands is one of the secrets of "success."

Results as of October 28, 2016, 3:23 pm

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