Taylor Swift’s Staples Center Finale: Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, and ‘Smelly Cat’

For her fifth and final night of residence at the Staples Center in Los Angeles — a stay so preposterously star-studded that the cavalcade of…
Andrew Unterberger / August 27, 2015

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes Alleges Lollapalooza Security Assault

Following his set at Lollapalooza on Friday afternoon, Blood Orange's Dev Hynes says that he and his girlfriend/collaborator Samantha Urbani were assaulted by festival security.
Colin Joyce / August 2, 2014

Hear Blood Orange’s ‘West Drive,’ a Gauzy ‘Cupid Deluxe’ B-Side

Blood Orange is apparently sitting on a treasure trove of unreleased material that didn't make the cut for his excellent outsider-R&B opus Cupid Deluxe. In…
Chris Martins / December 11, 2013

Blood Orange Takes Twitter Shots at Solange and Jay Z

Blood Orange's recently released Cupid Deluxe LP boasts an impressive guest list and multiple contributions from Samantha Urbani, Friends vocalist and real-life girlfriend to the man born Devonté Hynes.
Kyle McGovern / November 25, 2013

Friends: Brooklyn Dynamos Get Busy Shifting Pop Paradigms

WHO: Bushwick, Brooklyn five-piece led by New School dropout Samantha Urbani. Their slinky quasi-funk hit "I'm His Girl" features Urbani, 24, strutting like the baddest…
Jessica Hopper / June 27, 2012

Listen to Friends’ Full, Fantastic ‘Manifest!’

In 2012, many bands could subsist on the buzz generated by singles as toothsome as "I'm His Girl" and "Friend Crush," both of which Brooklyn's…
David Bevan / May 31, 2012

Watch Friends’ Campy ‘Mind Control’ Clip

For the third clip from their forthcoming Manifest! (due June 5 on Fat Possum) Brooklyn art-pop quintet Friends drew inspiration from campy '80s sci-fi movies,…
Alyssa Noel / May 15, 2012

Watch Breakout Brooklyn Band Friends From Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studio

Brooklyn quintet Friends, led by pals-since-childhood Samantha Urbani and Lesley Hann, recently caught our eye with their rad retro-chic video for "I'm His Girl," a…
SPIN Staff / November 2, 2011

See a Contender for Best Retro-Chic Video of 2011: Friends’ ‘I’m His Girl’

Brooklyn band Friends are in the midst of a several-night stand during New York's CMJ Music Marathon, and the group's new video offers a pretty…
Marc Hogan / October 19, 2011