Weakened Friends share new single, “Good Friend”
Debut LP Common Blah
out October 19 on Don Giovanni Records
Common Blah is the debut full-length by Portland, Maine’s Weakened Friends. Founded by songwriter Sonia Sturino, bassist Annie Hoffman, and drummer Cam Jones in 2015, the trio is a low pressure outlet for emotionally volatile music.
The band premiered their new single “Good Friend” via The 405 who wrote “The heaviness of the inspiration for ‘Good Friend’ is richly expressed through Weakened Friends’ muscular guitars throughout the track, but the memories of good times are also present through Sturino’s triumphant vocal melody. ”
Sonia Sturino explains: “Good friend is actually about something pretty dark, a few years ago our home town music community was pretty shook after the passing of a friend of ours from addiction. It’s really weird now to picture that person in rooms and places that you know you’ll never see them in again, and the feeling that you could have done more at the time to help. I’m a pretty introverted person, but I’m trying to be better about reaching out to friends and making time for them especially when they’re going through something heavy. This song is essentially about doing exactly that.”
“Good Friend” follows the release of singles, “Peel”, “Blue Again” and “Hate Mail” (feat. J Mascis).
On Common Blah, Weakened Friends use volume — instrumental and emotional — to reassert a sense of control in a time when daily life has slid out of tune.
Common Blah will be out on CD, LP, and digital download via Don Giovanni Records on October 19th. Pre-order Common Blah
The band will be in Europe soon, dates below:
Oct 30 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival.
Oct 31 – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin. FREE SHOW
Nov 01 – London, UK – Paper Dress Vintage, RIFF RAFF.
Nov 02 – London, UK – The Old Blue Last (The Line of Best Fit presents) FREE SHOW