Artist: Friendly Fires
Recommended If You Like: The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand, Calvin Harris, We Are Scientists
The Friendly Fires are one of my favorite bands right now. Recently signed to XL Recording, the English boys released their self-titled debut album just last month. Their music is a bit quirky and very lively. Plus, there's a cowbell involved.
They did a few CMJ shows while they were in New York last week, and I had a chance to chat with Ed and Edd (that's not a typo) while they were at The Fader party. They're nice guys and a great live band.
Next week, they're supporting Lykke Li on the west coast, hitting up Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. If you can get a hold of tickets, do it!
They made a video for "Jump In The Pool", which is a phenomenal song, but I think one of their upbeat tracks like "On Board", " In The Hospital" and "Paris" might have been better introduction to one of the best bands of 2008.