Listen: ‘Friend of a Friend’ by Teen Ravine

This, from the band:

The self-titled full length follows our first singles which were released last year to overwhelming support and acclaim. Noisey dubbed our debut track as “Sophisti-Pop” and NY Magazine’s Vulture said it is “just so right“. We’ve been lucky enough to have continued praise from additional tastemakers such as DIY, The Line of Best Fit, and The 405 among others. The support for the first two singles sent them both into the top ten of the HypeMachine charts. We’re keeping the momentum going with the release of our debut album.
Our album has the obsessive intimacy of bedroom recordings while aspiring to the west-coast pop/R&B of the late 70s and early 80s. This sound came out of necessity for us. We began collaborating from our apartment studios in Toronto in the spring of 2016; Nick had recently parted ways with his long-term girlfriend and Dan suffered a concussion that confined him to a room for a year. As a natural progression, we started exploring themes of emotional alienation and fear of intimacy.

“…chilled and mellow but with a plethora of catchy chorus hooks.” – The Line of Best Fit
“A supremely relaxing song about nightmares.” – Noisey
“Like a sunnier Wild Nothing…melancholy pop” – DIY