“Mind Control” by Friends is just so damn catchy. I was introduced to this song through the station Sirius XMU and it literally gets stuck in my head for days. A mix of The Gossip and New Young Pony Club, you really can’t go wrong their music. If you enjoy the funky music of ESG and summer pump up songs, “Mind Control” is a definite necessity to add to your 2012 playlist. Friends are a 5-piece from Brooklyn and Manifest is their first full length album. Upbeat and adorably hipster, this band is fun to love. In fact, they may just become your new best Friends!