a note from BA

Hey dudes!

How about the fact that it's already THE HOLIDAYS? Not sure where I've been, but this season has totally snuck up on me. I guess I've been busy making stuff, which is never a bad thing.

This year has been one of total dedication to Friendship Commanders, which is why I've been so quiet on the solo front. There's not a lot of solo action these days. . . none, really. I write the occasional song that gets filed away for a rainy day, but the majority of my time, energy, and music goes to the band now. I have to say, I couldn't be happier. 

FC toured this year, we wrote and demo'd a full-length album that we'll record this winter (!), and we released some music, too. We joined forces with Cassette Store Day and released our first three-sided-single, "TSS001." It's only available on cassette, of which there are one-hundred and fifty copies. Total. Each cassette does come with a free digital download of the songs, but the release isn't available digitally on its own. We wanted make something that was actually limited, in this unlimited world of ours. It was released on CSD, which was September 27th. Order a copy today, and give someone a really loud stocking stuffer!

After that, we released our second annual Halloween single last month. This time around we covered "Them Bones" by Alice in Chains. The proceeds from our single all go to aid addiction research in memory of LayneStaley. We just made our first donation yesterday; it felt great. 

We have January set aside for making the record, and I'll be sure to post about it when there's news. Until then, we have new t-shirts and pins, and stuff for you to listen to. Hope to see you at an FC show in 2015! Long live Trimming The Shield!

Thanks for checking in.