On December 1, Nashville heavy rock duo Friendship Commanders are releasing a new vinyl EP, RELEASE THE REST. And one of the highlights from that EP is new single “And If My Body,” which they’ve released today, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge) and mastered by Brad Boatright. The song was written in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and it’s a ferocious cry of protest, with big riffs and an even bigger message. Hear it below.
Buick Audra of Friendship Commanders says in a press release, “All my life, the message has been: don’t be loud, don’t be angry or prideful, and don’t sexualize yourself. The messaging as a woman—from other women and people who identify as feminists included—can be so limiting, so dangerous. But even if you toe that line, you’re not guaranteed your rights or your dignity. And then they still want you to do all the labor to fix the issues of the world! It’s wild. But, now the church has bought the court and we’re all down here in the hellscape of post-Roe. So I’m gonna try it a different way. I’m just gonna raise hell. If you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, you might as well turn your own volume way up.”
Friendship Commanders live dates:
11/26 – Westside Bowl, Youngstown OH
12/16 – DRKMTTR, Nashville TN