Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording by Ian Harris, Video By Jake Lyle, Words by Landon Kuhlmann
Weakened Friends is one of the best indie rock bands out there right now. Bringing in aspects of jangly late 90's slacker rock, confessional emo rock from the early 00's, and the best parts of the indie pop of today, they create emotionally engaging and fun music.
This band feels like a mental and emotional cleanse. Their music reflects a past sound but their lyrics embody the self-care movement of the modern day. If you've ever wanted to drop a toxic friend or get out of a relationship that is hindering your self-worth, Weakened Friends is the band you'll want to listen to for solace during any times of tumult. I would attribute this to the honestly of their lyrics, and the way they're delivered only backs that feeling up.
When I first got my hands on this session, I thought to myself, "oh someone spelled Weekend wrong. The band's name must be Weekend Friends." I've never been so wrong in my life. They even take some time between songs to make fun of people messing up their name. That's not a hindrance, though; I give them props for coming up with a band name that's interesting and original.
I was really excited to listen to and write about this session. Weakened Friends is a really cool band that is genuinely on the come-up, and you don't want to miss out on this wave.
Weakened Friends Official Site