Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

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Public Universal Friend (PUF) is an Indianapolis-based art rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Jody Galadriel Friend. After a decade-plus solo career, Friend released her album Perennials debuting under PUF in March 2021 just a month after coming out publicly as a trans woman. Since the release of this touchstone coming out record, Friend galvanized her place as a beloved matriarch in the Indianapolis queer music scene with her live band including up to seven members, with featured performances on their local NPR station, Emmy-award winning series Music in Transit, while also becoming the first trans-led act to have been featured on Mahogany Sessions based out of London.

Public Universal Friend’s 2021 record Perennials signifies Friend’s progression of an earthy brand of indie rock songwriting, whose sonic roots cite post-punk and 90s emo with echoes of Appalachian roots and spiritual music. Friend’s lyrical themes have historically gravitated toward the value of emotive honesty and speaking truth in power, embodied through a profoundly unique perspective of identity, faith, and gender expansive existence. These poetic incantations foster an inclusive live environment of authentic engagement, all for the sake of exploring the overarching theme of finding out who we really are and the beauty of living within it. PUF is slated to release their new record Chrysalis in 2022.

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LIVE VIDEOS

MAHOGANY Sessionhttps:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_9KaRLWtVw 

NPR/PBS Small Studio Session (WFYI)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ8EDJ8d72Y

MUSIC IN TRANSIT Sessionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhXSqfVJKVs

NPR Tiny Desk Submissionhttps://youtu.be/k4SIHwToQOI 

MUSIC VIDEOS

FIRESTARTER – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVqadfR7_VM 

TOMBOY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkpr-EKpgg4 

HEATHER – ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GhBoQ0ORFc 

OFFICIAL LINKS

WEBSITE – https://www.publicuniversalfriend.band

BANDCAMP/MERCH STORE https://publicuniversalfriend.bandcamp.com 

SPOTIFYhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/0wVMtCYm23D9p4WGdwH3hT?si=h-un1lz9Qn-TCugImCJM-A 

YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/c/publicuniversalfriendband

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/publicuniversalfriend 

INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/_publicuniversalfriend 

PRESS MATERIALS

PERENNIALS press linkhttps://soundcloud.com/user-302029187/sets/perennials/s-pdeN1z6nokp  

album cover – https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4126959085_10.jpg 

press photos – https://publicuniversalfriend.band/about/ 

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