Tuesday, January 20 2009
From AmpLive to Damien Jurado, PopMatters offers up the first batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Though the trio of disco-punk kings known as Friendly Fires aren’t yet a household name, the boys are rock stars of the finest sense.
Sunday, May 22 2011
The dumb joy of Friendly Fires’s ecstatic celebration should be more than enough though to sustain those who are wise enough to not confuse this for anything other than a pop album.
Sunday, November 16 2008
Live, Lykke Li is a show of force, and during an hour of mesmerizing, artfully arranged originals and a few covers, she confirmed there's plenty of teeth behind her tweeness -- and piquancy, too.
Monday, November 14 2011
It's November and the compiling of year-end lists is in full effect. Pity then that Friendly Fires waited until the month of eschewing the new
Wednesday, August 10 2011
On record, Friendly Fires are a kinetic blend of dance rhythms, massive washes of synthesizers and guitars and the blue-eyed soul yelps of frontman Ed Macfarlane. Live, however, they’re even better, a frenzy of motion from which the noise escapes.
Friday, April 29 2011
The self-titled debut of Friendly Fires was the choice of yours truly in PopMatter's 2008 Slipped discs selection. Since then, the band has released an electro
Tuesday, August 25 2009
12 August 2009 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York / Word and Pictures by Thomas Hauner
Wednesday, July 29 2009
Friendly Fires sing emotively on a beach with mask clad drummers on their latest video "Kiss of Life". It's a pretty instantly memorable and catchy