Friday, June 10, 2022

Scorched Tundra festival in Chicago on 9/2!

We're dropping in to say hi and give you some good news! We are thrilled to announce that we're playing Scorched Tundra XII in Chicago on September 2nd! The festival is three nights total and every single show is incredible. You can catch us on night two with REZN, THOU, and HUNTSMEN. Tickets just went on sale this morning and we have every reason to believe they will sell out!


We will have other live dates for you soon, as well as updates about new music, but we wanted to give you the news about Scorched Tundra XII right away! We can't wait to see our Illinois-area family.

In other, related news:

Buick's first single from her forthcoming solo album, Conversations with My Other Voice, is coming out next Friday, June 17th! It's called "Afraid of Flying" and you can pre-save it here!

Jerry released a rad EP of instrumental tracks in April called Track Guy Kloarb 1.1: Origin of Doomkloarb. You can stream and/or buy it here! He also released a cover of "Goro and the Emperor" and made a whole video of himself tracking it during the early shutdown of 2020. Check it out!

More soon!
We love and appreciate you! 

Buick & Jerry, FC

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

We made a new album!

Hello, friends!

We hope you're all doing well in this new year! We know it's been a minute since we've checked in. We have a good excuse: we've been making our third LP! When we last spoke, we had just released "ALTAR" and "LAND OF MEN" (thank you all for listening and watching!) and we were leaving for our November tour. So great to see some of you out there! As soon as the tour ended, we went up to Salem and made a new record with Kurt Ballou at his awesome God City studio. Here are a few photos from the sessions, all by Kim Maroon. 

Buick sang the record back here in Nashville over the course of December, and then it was mixed by Kurt; Brad Boatright has since mastered it. We're getting it ready to bring it to you! We're really excited about the territory we covered on this album, both sonically and thematically. If you'd like to read a bit about that, here's a brand new piece that was published yesterday! Thanks to Josh Ewers and Main Street Nashville for the interview and feature!

Buick also talked about the album and the two recent singles in this interview on the Heavy Hops podcast!
That's it for now! We'll have more announcements for you soon. Thanks so much for being here.

Last, Buick has started a new written series called Massachusetts Memories; works of flash non-fiction. They relate to our new record! Check them out over on her site; the first one is up now and she'll be adding to them as she can.

We love and appreciate you! 
Buick & Jerry, FC

Friday, November 5, 2021

"ALTAR" & "LAND OF MEN" are out today!


"ALTAR" & "LAND OF MEN" are out everywhere today! We're so happy to share this new work with you. Stream anywhere you get your music! If you'd like to buy them, you can do so via Bandcamp! We have new videos for each of the singles, too! "ALTAR" premiered at New Noise on Wednesday, and "LAND OF MEN" premiered at Metal Injection yesterday! Jerry directed both videos.


We're grateful to all who have listened and shared the new work so far, and all who worked on the tracks! Credits below.


Produced by Friendship Commanders
Engineered by Jerry Roe and Buick Audra at Fort Knockout, Nashville TN
Additional tracking was done at the Sound Emporium, Nashville TN
Additional engineering by Rachael Moore
Mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio, Salem MA
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland OR
Songs written by Buick Audra
Videos directed by Jerry Roe
Cover art by Ethan McCarthy

Tour starts one week from today! There have been a couple city and venue changes, so be sure to check the new dates below. 

We love and appreciate you! See you soon!
Buick & Jerry, FC

Friday, October 29, 2021

New singles out 11/5 + November tour dates!


We come to you with good news of new music and new tour dates! All happening very soon. Our new singles, "ALTAR" & "LAND OF MEN" will be released on Friday, November 5th! Pre-save/pre-add them to your preferred streaming services now, if you like. These two tracks were borne of these wild times; tracked by us here in Nashville, and mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity in Salem, MA. Can't wait to share them with you.

Speaking of Massachusetts, we're going on tour! For the first time in two years! We're heading out for just over two weeks of shows with our friends in Dead Register in November. All dates are below. We're going to be celebrating the new singles, as well as all of the music we released in 2020: the HOLD ON TO YOURSELF EP, and the "STONECHILD / YOUR REIGN IS OVER" singles! Can't wait to see you.

We love and appreciate all who made it out to the August show at EXIT/IN! Here's a beautiful write-up of that show from Charlie Zaillian at the Nashville Scene

We love and appreciate you! See you soon!
Buick & Jerry, FC

11.12 – Atlanta, GA – Boggs Social Club
11.13 – Savannah, GA – Congress Ave Block Party
11.14 – Jacksonville, FL – Justice Pub
11.15 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
11.18 – Baltimore, MD – The Depot
11.19 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11.20 – Cambridge MA – Middle East
11.21 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds
11.23 – Rochester, NY – Photo City Music Hall
11.24 – Youngstown, OH – Westside Bowl
11.26 – Hamtramck, MI – New Dodge Lounge
11.27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Music Joint

Monday, August 16, 2021

We play Nashville's EXIT/IN this Thursday, August 19th!

Hello, friends!

Just a quick note to remind you that we're playing our first in-person show in eighteen months this Thursday, August 19th! We're thrilled to be honoring our Hold On To Yourself EP that night, and Yautja are also treating the show as a release party for their new LP, The Lurch! It's truly wild to be getting merch together after so long, but we're stoked! We have vinyl, shirts, and posters for you all; come say hi at the merch table! Doors are at 7 PM.

Tickets can be purchased here

Important: EXIT/IN announced some new safety protocols for the show last week. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 48 hours (administered by a medical professional) will be required for entry. In addition, masks are recommended but not required. If you have any questions about those details, check out EXIT/IN's statement! We appreciate your understanding as we move ahead with trying to play the safest show possible. We understand that it's not perfect, but it's also the only way we don't just cancel altogether at this point. We're doing our best!

More shows will be announced very soon! Until then, please take care of yourselves. We hope to see our Nashville family at the show!

We love and appreciate you!
Buick & Jerry, FC

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

First show back!


We’re happy to announce that we’re playing Nashville’s EXIT/IN with our friends Yautja and Null on August 19th! Tickets just went on sale!

Some of you might remember that we had a record release show scheduled for Hold On To Yourself, one that never happened because it was April 4th of last year. Before we play all of our new stuff, we're going to honor that record that means so much to us. We're stoked to have our pals Yautja on the bill, as well as Null from Birmingham, AL! And we're doing it at our beloved Exit/In! Please come hang with us if you can. We can't wait to see you.

In addition, looks like we'll be hitting the road in the Fall! Our tour dates will be announced very soon, as will the details of our forthcoming music! In the meantime, Buick released her first solo singles in ten years! Check out her first track back, "All My Failures" - Rolling Stone named it one of the best Country/Americana songs of the week it was released in April! Her second single, "Maybe I'll Fly Instead" came out last week! She has more solo work releasing in the coming months, so follow her on Spotify and wherever you find your music if you want to keep up with her!

We love and appreciate you; we want to hear all about what the hell you've been up to. More soon!

Buick & Jerry, FC

Thursday, December 3, 2020

December 10th Live Stream from Exit/In!


We have one more thing for you this year and it's a full-volume, full-impact live stream show one week from today! We're going to play the stage of Nashville's legendary Exit/In! For those who have seen the video for "Stonechild," it's that amazing stage! We'd be so honored to have you in attendance from wherever you are! It will probably be our last live performance for a little while. Get tickets HERE.

Speaking of "Stonechild," Talkhouse published an essay Buick wrote about writing and releasing the song, and about the cultural responsibilities of making work about someone else's life and death. We hope you enjoy it.

Buick also had a live conversation with Robin Little Wing Sigo of the Suquamish Tribal Council on November 25th! Robin graciously spoke to Buick about the impact of Stonechild's death on the Tribal community, the systemic racism involved in the still-unfolding story, and all kinds of other things. We've made the video available on Youtube and you can also find it below!

As always, we'd love to send merch to you or anyone you think deserves the gift of FC this holiday season! We're happy to gift wrap stuff, too - just send us a note when you order!

We are so incredibly grateful to all of you for your support and attention. It's been difficult to be off the road for all of this year, but we have so appreciated being able to stay connected with you in this and other ways. May 2021 bring us more opportunities to see one another. 

We send you love and solidarity!
Buick and Jerry
Friendship Commanders