When you call your EP Gloomy Tunes and the first song on it is called "Miserable" (which is what Portland, ME's Weakened Friends have just done), you'd expect the music to be a lot more depressing. The subject matter may be mopey, but the songs are truly fun.
"Miserable" might include the lyrics "We're the worst kind of people," but it's this burst of 90s infused joy that successfully marries early 90s self deprecation with mid 90s power pop fuzz. "Won Yet" is as beautiful a song can be played this fast with fuzzed out guitars feeding back. This album feels like Boston in 1995 when bands like Letters to Cleo started graduating from TT the Bears to Avalon.
Gloomy Tunes is now available for the name your own price option on Weakened Friends' Bandcamp. You can listen to "Miserable" below, and be sure to give them a "like" on Facebook.
09.17.15 Dr.Martens Newbury Street - Boston MA (official EP release show)
09.24.15 Great Scott - Allston MA
09.26.15 Mathews - Portland ME
11.25.15 The Sinclair - Cambridge MA (The Sheila Divine record release show)