‘Blue Again’ is the lead single from Common Blah, 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’. Sturino says of her music:

“I have to feel the vibration or sound coming out of my body. I need the physicality to do it, to enjoy singing it,” she says. “People probably hear the vocals and think, ‘she just puts on that weird voice,’ but it’s really just what comes out. It’s my body making that sound.”

This is an album for the disaffected millennials.

“Sometimes, things look good on the outside, but they’re not working. That’s how it used to be for me. I’d hear, ‘You have a really cool job. You live in a cool city. Your band is cool.’ It was ‘Common Blah’ though because I was miserable. I didn’t care. Now, I’m at the other end of the spectrum. People do something that they think they’re supposed to do when it’s not what they should be doing and it doesn’t make them happy. In a lot of ways, this is the first time I’ve found happiness. I wrote the lyrics about the time before that happiness.”

The album also features guest guitar from godlike genius (and #1 Ben Harding lookalike) J Mascis (Dinosaur) on the song “Hate Mail.”

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 for a few shows:
Oct 30 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival
Oct 31 – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
Nov 02 – London, UK – The Old Blue Last

Online: weakenedfriends.com
Bandcamp: weakenedfriends.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/wkndfriends

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