Tough On Fridays - The Encore You Didn’t Ask For


Side A
Tough On Fridays
Cabin Fever
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Sink or Swim
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Lush (Reimagined)
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Side B
Growing Pains
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The Awakening
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Tough On Fridays
Message in a Bottle (Sunday Serenade)
Tough On Fridays


  • Artist : Tough On Fridays
  • Label : Archangel Records
  • Format : 1 x 12" (140g)
  • CountryUnited States
  • GenresAlternative RockIndie RockGrunge
  • Estimated shipping dateNovember 2023


Tough On Fridays' sophomore album takes you back to the days where you sat around and listened to the entire album and shared the liner notes. Other than a few overdubs the band recorded the entire album over 2 days at Studios at Fischer, Canyon Lake, TX.

"This album keeps on giving, feeling both intimate and explosively vast throughout. There’s darkness and warmth intertwined, and the subject matter repeatedly reaches out for the soul and those difficult memories and feelings that swamp much of modern life.

Just eight tracks in total but an immense collection nonetheless, The Encore You Didn’t Ask For highlights the most comfortably genuine version of Tough On Fridays we’ve perhaps ever seen." Stereo Stickman

Over the past six years, Tough on Fridays has been turning heads and gaining throngs of fans for their ability to artfully smash together alt rock, indie, and grunge into their own brand of infectious, in-your-face rock ‘n roll.

Well-seasoned performers throughout the Texas music circuit, Tough On Fridays has come to be known for their enthusiastic live shows. Caleigh (guitar/vocals) and Carly (bass/vocals) create an alluring energy that the music scene has not seen in many years.

The band most recently showcased their most mature sound yet with the completion of their latest album, “The Encore You Didn’t Ask For’ (released November 4, 2022). With the album’s release worldwide accolades have been rolling in:

• PowerPlay Magazine (Issue 254 – August 22) rated “Overboard!” 9/10 stating “the alt-rock three piece have crystalized into something quite formidable – part grungy rock power trio, part 90s shoegaze indie noiseniks”
• Overtone Magazine rated the album in their Top 50 for 2022, giving it 9/10 stating the album was “damned impressive”
• 99WNRR and ReverbNation rated “Overboard!” one of the Top 20 tracks for 2022. The track has now been in the Top 10 of station’s weekly show for the past five weeks
• Philadelphia blogger “The Wild Is Calling” says “Tough On Fridays has it all. A captivating pair of front women who command your attention … A tight band who plays with ferocious energy. It’s absolutely the record you didn’t know you needed, fit for an energetic youthful rock revival in the age of gaze.”
In their short history they’ve shared the stage with a musically diversified who’s who including He Is We, War Twins, Not Ur Girlfrenz, The Dollyrots, Pat Green, The Accidentals, Paleface, Texas Hippie Coalition, Dallas' Northlake and Austin's 2022 Rock Band of the Year, The Dead Coats and played venues and festivals throughout the South such as Stubb's, 3Links, Reno’s Chop Shop, Houston's House of Blues, Ft. Collins, CO's The Coast & Carolina Indie Fest. C3/Live Nation & Stubb's recently selected Tough On Fridays to perform the after party for Joyce Manor/PUP at the world famous Stubb''s BBQ. And in 2023 they were selected for their second Official SXSW Artist Showcase at SXSW as well as participate in Austin’s prestigious Sonic Guild's Consideration Season.

2023 could be their year.