LA band Girl Friday have announced the release of their debut full-length Androgynous Mary, which will be out worldwide on August 21st on Hardly Art.
Today, they shared the lead-off single “Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern” with a music video. The video, directed by the band, pays winking homage to the band’s reality TV guilty pleasure go-to ‘Rock of Love’ starring Bret Michaels, and was embellished with primitive throwback CGI during a feverish editing spree under quarantine.
Of the song, Girl Friday say, “‘Amber’s Knees’ came together lyrically from bits and pieces that we’d all written over a long period of time. It’s the first song we wrote for the album. It has to do with the borders of culturally sanctioned dissociation and the willful ignorance we often employ to keep things functioning, which manifests differently for everyone. We wanted the video to be an extreme example of this, so naturally we turned to reality TV for inspiration. However, that initial idea festered into a visual fever dream fueled by our increasingly dystopian waking reality. As life seems to spiral ever further out of our control, we keep ourselves grounded dancing above a greenscreen sea.””
Listen to/watch “Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern” below:
Androgynous Mary artwork & tracklist:
1. This is Not The Indie Rock I Signed Up For
2. Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern
3. Eaten Thing
4. Public Bodies
5. What We Do It For
8. Gold Stars
9. Favorite Friend
10. I Hope Jason Is Happy