Self-described as three alternative rock wiseasses and snack food connoisseurs, Weakened Friends is a dynamic trio with a musical bond that only continues to strengthen. The band - which formed in the charming Northeastern town of Portland, Maine – is releasing its newest single, “Hate Mail,” a highly infectious, bye-bye-good-riddance-f*ck-you-very-much break up song for anyone who has ever questioned their own sanity after a toxic relationship.
Even better, “Hate Mail” features J Mascis, who you may know as the singer, songwriter, and guitar god from the influential alt-rock band, Dinosaur Jr.
Comprised of Sonia Sturino (vocals, guitar), Annie Hoffman (bass), and Cam Jones (drums), Weakened Friends has stirred up a great deal of buzz after releasing two independent EPs, Gloomy Tunes and Crushed. This year, they made their South by Southwest debut, and they’ve shared the stage with everyone from CHVRCHES and Silversun Pickups to Beach Slang and Juliana Hatfield.
“As we started work on Hate Mail, it was clear that the sentiment of the track needed to be confident, aggressive, and loud,” shares Sturino. “We employed the obvious: fuzzy guitars, distorted vocals and some aptly placed yelling. This sentiment was taken even further with a guest appearance from the king of loud-as-fuck guitars himself, J Mascis!”