Come out and play with me

Quirky lyrics keep Best Friends Forever fresh

Keri Carlson

How do you always know what I’m going to say? How can you always finish my sentences?” Briana Smith asks. Jessica Seamans replies, “Bri, it’s because we’ve known each other for so long.”

It’s not hard to understand why the vocal duo, along with drummer Karl Rotto, calls itself Best Friends Forever. Smith and Seamans’ songs are like eavesdropping on one of their sleepovers. Their songs are goofy, giggly and full of inside jokes.

Surprisingly, this does not alienate the listener. Their music is far from being an idiotic game of “Girl Talk.” When they gush over crushes on Abraham Lincoln and Orlando Bloom it’s done with a witty charm full of self-mockery.

The Lincoln song contains a chorus that could make even the grumpiest person crack a smile: “If I had been on the balcony of Ford’s Theater, when Mr. Booth came up with gun in hand, I would have put my head in front of your head.”

The friends sing each song with harmonies that always sound a little off – they’re never singing precisely in unison and they often times shout just as much as they sing. However, this only adds to the low-fi allure of the album. The sloppiness actually sounds good, cute even. Plus, it is consistent throughout the whole album.

Even if you’re not one to go for cute, indie-pop similar to the K Records style, there’s no denying Best Friends Forever’s catchy song writing. Just one listen and their melodies get caught in your brain for hours. The melodies seem to come from years of goofing around and never making the band about anything other than friendship.

IMMBFF (Briana Smith from Best Friends Forever), Thanksgiving, Your Loving Tiger and Everyday

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Dinkytowner Cafe

Info: $5, All Ages

“Best Friends Forever”

Artist: Best Friends Forever

Label: Say and Stay Said Records