Phriendly Phoes is a live-looping psychedelic, funk, hip-hop duo from Lewiston, NY. The band consists of Pete Schreiber on percussion, washboard, beatbox and vocals, and Sean Thurman on guitar, drums, bass keys, vocals and commanding all of the loops. They mix the live experimentation of a Jam Band with the party vibe of a DJ, playing a wide variety of genres and never playing the same set twice. Phoes have done several theme sets (Halloween, 420, TV Theme songs, tributes to Prince, Talking Heads and more...) all of which are recorded and released on their Soundcloud page with 5K+ streams.
The band are rather elusive on socials, with only burred light-leaked photos on show. It only makes us want to know more and I suppose that's a good thing right! We're certainly keeping our eyes peeled for whatever these guys have up their musical sleeves.
Their single 'Harmless' is sultry and sleek, with a really interesting punk-rock-tinged vocal and an irresistible groove. Phriendly Phoes also have a monthly residency at The Ontario House aka "Stone Jug" in Youngstown, NY. During the first few months of quarantine, Phriendly Phoes did a weekly livestream on their Facebook page to their fans, and began to develop original music which would become their debut album.
"We basically took ideas from our improvised sessions and used them as jumping off points to write new original songs. We are going to put out a new lyric video every week and the full album should be out in the next month." - Sean Thurman