HOLD ON TO YOURSELF

by Friendship Commanders

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    All four vinyl releases by Friendship Commanders! The bundle includes digital downloads of all four records, and two cassettes: GARFIELD (2015) and TSS001 (2014). Bonus items!

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    1. HOLD ON TO YOURSELF (2020) - purple 10"/ 45 RPM/ 5 song EP

    2. BILL (2018) - black 12" / 33 RPM / 13 song LP

    3. JUNEBUG (2017) - black 7" / 33 RPM / 4 song EP

    4. DAVE (2016) - black 12" / 33 RPM / 10 song LP

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    Limited edition purple vinyl 10" record and corresponding handmade necktie. The tie was designed and handmade by Buick Audra of Friendship Commanders. It's black taffeta with cotton organza detail and is 1.75 inches wide at it the bottom, and 59 inches long. Because of the handmade nature of the item, each tie will be slightly different. There are only 12 of the neckties!

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about

This record is dedicated to anyone who is living with, or has lived with, abuse. In solidarity. Hold on to yourself.

credits

releases April 3, 2020

TTS058

Produced by Friendship Commanders
Engineered by Jerry Roe and Buick Audra at Fort Knockout, Nashville TN
Additional Engineering by Zaq Reynolds at the Sound Emporium, Nashville TN
Assistant engineering by Matt Luthie
Mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio, Salem MA
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland OR

All songs by Buick Audra
(Buick Audra Music / BMI)

Buick Audra - guitar and vocals
Jerry Roe - drums, bass, and harmony vocals

Front cover illustration by Buick Audra
Graphic design and layout by Buick Audra, Jerry Roe, and Ric Simenson

FC would like to thank Kurt Ballou, Brad Boatright, Zaq Reynolds, Matt Luthie, Ric Simenson, Ryan Quigley, Aaron Gray & Heavy Talent, Dave Johnson & Scale Model Guitars, Hime Amplification, Juanita Copeland & Sound Emporium, Baja Burrito, and Rocky y Tommy.

Buick Audra would like to thank the women, the truth-tellers, the fellow survivors, the Lakota people for their wisdom on spiders and their webs, Jerry, Boey, Tom Spaulding & D’Addario, and MESA.

Jerry Roe would like to thank Neil Peart, Chris Brewer & Meinl Cymbals, Scott Garrison & DW Hardware, Joe Testa & Vic Firth, Gregg Keplinger, Jeff Steiger at CAPI Gear, Joshua Colby at Vintage King, Chad Evans & Mark Ellis at Westlake Pro Audio, and Josh Thomas at Rupert Neve Designs/sE Electronics.

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Friendship Commanders Nashville, Tennessee

Melodic heavy music from Nashville TN.

B. Arson // Guitar and vocals
Jerry Roe // Drums and harmony vocals

Booking // aaron@heavytalent.com

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Track Name: The Enemy I Know
I’d like to know
when you’re out there on your own
and you cast your eyes back home
am I in black and white or color?

do you know?
when you left me there alone
I came away from it too old?
and you don’t like the way I am now
yes, I’ve grown

and like the liar radio
your mind creates a status quo
and I’m the non-stop news
I am the enemy, the enemy, I know!
and like the tv on the wall
your mind creates a static crawl
and I’m the non-stop news
I am the enemy, the enemy, I know!

I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY

where are we now?
do we give up and disavow?
or tunnel through the shit somehow?
I think I’m moving on and living this out loud

I’m still alive!
I lived to tell and have some pride
your suffering can not be mine
no, not this time

and like the liar radio
your mind creates a status quo
and I’m the non-stop news
I am the enemy, the enemy, I know!
and like the tv on the wall
your mind creates a static crawl
and I’m the non-stop news
I am the enemy, the enemy, I know!

I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY
Track Name: Anywhere (From the Nameless Bride)
how’s your ego doing?
tell him I say hi
tell him I skipped town with my life in tow
I’m living way outside

how’s the fire burning?
how’s the sense of pride?
tell him I said best of luck forever
from the nameless bride

I would know you anywhere
I’d know your eyes
you remain familiar like the tissue healed from bites
I would know you anywhere
I’d know your lies
forever familiar like the history of the age-old fight

how’s your ego doing?

all these miles away now
all I see is hope
sometimes pressure and relief
are hostage in the same ol’ boat

I may not be ready
I may not be well
but I am sick and tired of the sameness
you propel - we’re not the same!

I would know you anywhere
I’d know your eyes
you remain familiar like the tissue healed from bites
I would know you anywhere
I’d know your lies
forever imposing like the history of the age-old fight

how’s your ego doing?

give me one reason to stay
give me one reason to try
if this is all there is
let’s wave goodbye

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