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Heavy duo Friendship Commanders third single "High Sun" from their forthcoming LP "MASS"

This is the third single from their forthcoming LP MASS, co-produced, engineered and mixed by Kurt Ballou. Somewhat of a shoegazy departure from our usual doomy, heavy sound. Continuing the concept of their record, about leaving a place you no longer feel welcome, Buick says this:

“When I moved away from Boston, I hauled an enormous amount of shame along with me. I had experienced these weird, high-impact moments that were not only troubling on their own, but the aftermath saw me painted as an outcast in my former social groups. And I was young enough to believe that I was the problem. I had been in one controlling relationship in which being different was treated as disobedient, and I was punished for it—publicly. Being a person who was wired to take on blame, I absorbed it. But now when I look at the story, I see the manipulation, the dynamics that repeated themselves. They were experts at making people feel like outsiders, experts at deflecting responsibility. I wanted to drag it all out into the daylight with this big, fuzzy song. I’ve been waiting a long time to say this.”

Friendship Commanders are a heavy duo from Nashville TN. The band is vocalist/guitarist , and drummer/bassist . Their recent single “” challenges the attitudes that led to the dangerous Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. The single is the lead track on their new EP, "RELEASE THE REST", a limited vinyl compilation of the singles they have released since their 2020 EP, . The vinyl was released on 12/1/22 and is available now.

The band has released two albums. (2018) was recorded at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini, and (2016) was engineered and produced by the band. Their third album will be released in 2023; it was co-produced, engineered, and mixed by Kurt Ballou, and was recorded at his Salem, MA studio, GodCity.


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