Hello, all! 

What a year for music this has been! Friendship Commanders released their debut full-length, DAVE, as well as music videos for "Animals of Pride" and "NMA." Check them out if you haven't already! Then, just this past Friday, October 21, they released their fourth annual Halloween single. This year, they covered a lesser known band, Iodine. Iodine were active in the Nashville rock scene in the 1990s, but never quite got the attention they deserved. "Swan Dive" is the opening track to their second (and last) album, Baby Grand. Friendship Commanders have added it to their roster of Halloween covers to raise awareness around addiction as well as money for MusiCares, a wonderful organization which advocates for the well-being of musicians. Money will be donated in memory of Chris Feinstein, bassist for Iodine. The Nashville scene did a nice piece about the FC cover; be sure to read it.

Make sure to keep up with Friendship Commanders' tour dates. You can now track them on BandsInTown, which makes life so much easier! Happy Autumn, and thanks for stopping by!



The DAVE album BY FC is out at last! We're so happy to share it with you. If you've already pre-ordered it - thank you! Pre-orders all ship out today, and you should be getting your digital downloads in your inboxes any moment now.

We have hand-numbered cassettes and CDs at the ready. Vinyl is being made, and should ship out in May. Order now!

Again: one dollar of every copy sold (in any format) will be donated to HIV/AIDS programs.

FC leave for tour tomorrow, and their first stop is in Charlotte, NC. Check their tour dates to see if they're coming to your town, and they'll be posting updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!



Happy 2016, everyone!

Friendship Commanders' first album is up for pre-order today! You can order whichever format(s) of DAVE you wish, and you'll get one song from the record now, "Animals of Pride." All physical formats will include the digital download of the album, and all but vinyl will ship out on the release day, February 12th. Because vinyl is such a complicated beast, it takes significantly longer to press. We're shooting for May 1st as the shipping date for that format. It's our first vinyl release here at TTS!

One dollar of every copy sold (in any format) will be donated to HIV/AIDS programs.

They tracked the record themselves. Jerry mixed it. Alex McCollough mastered it.

The artwork is by B. David Walsh, of course. The pineapple is his sacred image, and it is also the image of welcome and friendship. We thought it was exactly right for this project and we're so grateful to have collaborated with him once more. The graphic rendering was done by our beloved team member, Ric Simenson.

Their tour schedule for next month has been updated. Two of their eleven shows are sold out, but there are still tickets for the rest. We can't wait for you to hear the new music.

Happy pre-order day, and happy new year.


New Halloween Single by FC!

Happy almost Halloween!

Friendship  Commanders have just released their third Halloween single,"The Killing Moon." This beloved 1984 song by Echo and the Bunnymen was just dying to be re-recorded, so they caved in. As always, all of the single's proceeds will be donated to addiction research. This year, donations will be made in loving memory of Ryan McNulty.

If you're in need of more spooky cheer, feel free to partake of FC's Halloween singles from years past, "Pet Sematary" (2013) and "Them Bones"(2014).

Thanks to everyone who made the GARFIELD release weekend such a blast, and to everyone who has bought the EP so far! Grab a copy today!




Friendship Commanders' new GARFIELD EP is now up for pre-order! The EP will be released on October 17th, and at that time, we will send out all pre-ordered cassettes (which each include a digital download) AND make the freestanding digital download available. For now, we're just allowing the order of the hard-copy tapes. There are only one-hundred in existence, they're each hand-numbered, and one dollar of every EP sold will be donated to animal rescue efforts. The third track, "Jean Dark," is up for preview and will also download immediately with your pre-order. ORDER NOW!



B.A. signs with D'Addario, New EP for FC in October, and New Merch!


We have all kinds of news around here: B. signed an artist deal with the rad folks over at D'Addario/Planet Waves! She'll be playing them on and off stage going forward, just as she has been for fifteen years. So cool!

Friendship Commanders have been hard at work on their new EP, GARFIELD, to be released on Cassette Store Day 2015, October 17th. It's a brand new batch of songs that focus more on their hardcore leanings. We're proud to be releasing it on TTS.

Also, FC made some new limited-edition merch with their lightning logo. These bags were made with a hand-cut stencil and some good ol' spray paint. It's a run of fifteen bags, and they're all hand-numbered. They come in two sizes: Small, 13.5" x 13.5 (black only), and Large, 18" x 15.5" (Black, Grey, Brown, and Natural). Can be used to carry rekkids, skateboards, groceries, art supplies, guitar cables etc. Grab one!

Lastly, the show FC were scheduled to play on August 29th was canceled. BUT, they're playing the 26th at Springwater in Nashville, and they'll be live on the WRFN Nashville (103.7 & 107.1) the next night, August 27th. Tune in at 9 pm CST to hear them on The Real Music City, playing live and talking about what they're up to. Should be a great time!



Friendship Commanders on the road and a new single by Buick Audra!


Friendship Commanders have some short tours lined up throughout the summer. Several dates are already, with many more yet to be announced. Check back!


6/07/15 --- Exponent Manor, Nashville TN

6/12/15 --- Star Bar, Atlanta GA

6/13/15 --- Sluggo's, Pensacola FL

6/28/15 --- The Nick, Birmingham AL

8/08/15 --- Radio Room, Greenville SC

8/14/15 --- Kaiju, Louisville KY

8/15/15 --- PG, Evansville IN

8/16/15 --- Crush Grove, Bloomington IN

8/29/15 --- Turn One, Nashville TN

Also, last month Buick Audra released her first solo single in four years, "Brother Blue." It was one of two songs she performed at the Re-Visioning Justice conference in April, the other being a brand new piece called "Relievers." She wrote this song in 2008 as part of a body of work that she intended to turn into an album called Love & Lightning

As she was leaving the conference, a woman stopped her and asked if there was a recording of "Brother Blue" that she could purchase. Buick told her the truth, that there wasn't. She looked quite disappointed and added that she wanted to give it to someone whose loved one was about to be incarcerated. Buick decided to record it for them. Jerry Roe and Derek Wells were both available and willing to contribute their talents and time to the recording, and here it is. 

Any money that is made from this recording will be donated to Jail Guitar Doors, an organization that works to provide inmates with music equipment as a means for rehabilitation. Buick believes in rehabilitation and recovery, for all people. She - and we at TTS - believe in finding ways to be compassionate and supportive. 

Thanks for stopping by.


New Halloween single by Friendship Commanders!

Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than with the new single by Friendship Commanders? They covered "Them Bones" by Alice in Chains this year, and had a blast doing it. Some of you may remember their Halloween single last year, a cover of the Ramones' beloved "Pet Sematary," and all proceeds from the FC version were donated to the Hazelden Foundation in memory of Dee Dee Ramone. This year, they will donate all proceeds in the name of Layne Staley. You can buy both of them for a dollar (each) - or more!

Have a spooky Holiday

"Them Bones"

release date: 10/28/14


Pre-order TSS001 by Friendship Commanders!

The first Three-Sided-Single to be released by TTS is now available for pre-order! Cassette Store Day 2014 is this Saturday, September 27th, and FC want you to be able to get ahold of one of these limited edition tapes! There are only one-hundred and fifty in existence, they're each hand-numbered, and they come with a free digital download code. The recordings will not be available anywhere else, so grab one while you can! All pre-ordered cassettes will be mailed on the 27th. 

Release Date: 9/27/14


TTS Records to release first Three-Sided-Single in September!


We're thrilled to announce that TTS's own Friendship Commanders will be releasing a Three-Sided-Single for Cassette Store day, 2014! This year, CSD will be on September 27th, with in-store events, shows and releases all over the U.S. and England. 

FC are hard at work in the studio with their three songs, and there should be more news about the details soon. For now, we do know that the artwork for the single will be done by B. David Walsh, musician and artist extraordinaire. Check back for more updates about this and other releases!