Best Fwends


Best Fwends

Infobox musical artist
Name = Best Fwends


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Origin = Fort Worth, Texas
Genre = Punk rock
Years_active = 2004–present
Label = Moshi Moshi Records V2 Records
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URL = [http://www.myspace.com/bestfwends Best Fwends at Myspace]
Current_members = Anthony Davis Dustin Pilkington
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Best Fwends are a musical group from Fort Worth, Texas. [Citation |last=Dorr |first=Nate |title=Parts and Labor + Matt and Kim + Best Fwends + Deathset 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY 06.22.07 |url=http://www.imposemagazine.com/mag/?p=1142 |publisher="Impose Magazine" |date=2007-06-26 |accessdate=2007-12-08] All but unknown in the United States, the duo have attracted much more notice in Europe, having been featured in a Bacardi commercial in the United Kingdom [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmkDl3Sa0Y Youtube - Best Fwends Bacardi Commercial ] ] [Citation |last=Scroeder |first=Audra |title=Daniel Francis Doyle, Best Fwends |url=http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/AMDB/Profile?oid=oid:315166 |publisher="Austin Chronicle" |date= |accessdate=2007-12-08] and performing with bands such as Bloc Party, Grizzly Bear, of Montreal, !!!, Deerhoof, Trentemøller, Annuals, Buck 65, Loney Dear, Jenny Wilson, Chromeo, Late of the Pier, Lali Puna, Heavy Trash, Ms. John Soda, The Duke Spirit, Prinzhorn Dance School, and Smoosh, among others, at Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavík. [Citation |last=Thompson |first=Paul |title=Bloc Party, Of Montreal, Deerhoof Hit Iceland Airwaves |url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/45498-bloc-party-of-montreal-deerhoof-hit-iceland-airwaves |publisher="Pitchfork Media" |date=2007-09-17 |accessdate=2007-12-08] [Citation |last= |first= |title=Icelandic Airwaves festival kicks off |url=http://www.nme.com/news/bloc-party/31896 |publisher="NME" |date=2007-10-19 |accessdate=2007-12-08] The song featured in the Bacardi ad is "Bedroom Music" and was the first song the group ever recorded.Citation |last= |first= |title=Best Fwends interview |url=http://chiefmag.com/issues/5/profiles/Best-Fwends/ |publisher="Chief Magazine" |date= |accessdate=2007-12-08] They have also been featured at SXSW. [Citation |last=Kaufman |first=Gil |title=Pete Wentz Clones Descend, Lily Allen Warbles As SXSW Gets Under Way |url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1554647/20070314/razorlight.jhtml |publisher="MTV" |date=2007-03-15 |accessdate=2007-12-08] They have released one full-length album and two EPs on Moshi Moshi Records.

When performing live, they use only their voices and an iPod.Citation |last=Kelley |first=Shanon |title=The Death Set: Rejuvenating Punk Rock! |url=http://www.papermag.com/blogs/2007/07/the_death_set_rejuvinating_pun.php |publisher="Papermag Magazine" |date=2007-07-02 |accessdate=2007-12-08] [Citation |last=Dorr |first=Nate |title=Death Set + Best Fwends + Team Robespierre + Pterodactyl Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 5.25.07 |url=http://www.imposemagazine.com/mag/?p=763 |publisher="Impose Magazine" |date=2007-05-28 |accessdate=2007-12-08] Difficult to categorize, their music is often compared to early Beastie Boys, [Citation |last=Alcxxk |first=Christopher |title=Best Fwends: Alphabetically Arranged |url=http://www.drownedinsound.com/articles/2116951 |publisher="Drowned in Sound" |date=2007-06-22 |accessdate=2007-12-08] and has been called punk. [Citation |last=Abramson |first=Will |title=F*ck Yeah Fest IV |url=http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/bestofthefests/19/fck-yeah-fest-iv |publisher="Yahoo! Music" |date=2007-09-04 |accessdate=2007-12-08] The band, however, claim to not be talented enough to have a "sound."

References

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/bestfwends Best Fwends at Myspace]
* [http://www.moshimoshimusic.com/artists/best-fwends Best Fwends at Moshi Moshi]
* [http://www.supmag.com/checkit/archives/2005/12/best_fwends.html Interview with 'Sup Magazine]


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