About Friction Land
Friction Land is a rock band from San Jose, California.
The lineup includes guitarist/songwriter Mark
Tyrrell, drummer Justin Stokes, Johnny Abreu on
vocals/electronics, and bassist Jayme Sanchez.
Brought together by a mutual friend, Friction Land
first met up to jam in spring of 2010. That first night
they wrote the beginning of what would become the
song ‘Giving it All Away’. Based on that, they decided
to continue and officially formed as a band. Since then
they have been working on new, original songs, with
Mark as the main songwriter, expounding on
philosophy, relationships, and other drama associated
with being alive in the 21st century. Rather than
focusing on playing gigs, they decided to work solely
on their debut album, to be released in January 2012.
From there they plan on gigging locally and along the
west coast, promoting their self-titled album as well
as working on their 2nd effort.