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.