Friendship Premiere New Single “Sal”; New Album “Shock Out of Season” Out 11/3 on Orindal Records

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Philadelphia’s Friendship, the ambient-folk collective fronted by Dan Wriggins, shared their new single “Sal” today. The track is driven by a tense, unresolved pedal steel figure, reflecting the song’s cynical despondency. Still, the last verse appeals to grace: “When you find yourself bound to someone else, always be generous / Because you will never know what it is you do that makes the difference.”

WXPN, who premiered the song today, say “Sal” “opens on trap beats and nervey, reverberating guitar… concluding with a moral of the story that lies somewhere between Robert Frost and Aesop’s Fables.”

“Sal” can be found on Friendship’s forthcoming new album Shock Out of Season, along with the previously released “If You See My Beloved.” The album is out November 3 on Orindal Records and is available for pre-order now.

Friendship will tour the East Coast this fall in support of the album. Catch them at:

09/26: Goth Complex – Ithaca, NY

09/27: The Flophouse – Boston, MA

09/30: Waking Windows Festival – Portland, ME

10/18: World Cafe Live (w/ Angelo De Augustine) – Philadelphia, PA

11/04: Haverford College – Haverford, PA

11/07: The Firehouse – Worcester, MA

11/08: The Apohadion Theater – Portland, ME

11/09: Sue’s – Rollinsford, NH

11/10: The Plant – Montreal, QC

11/11: The Lamp Shop – Burlington, VT

11/12: Small World Books – Rochester, NY

11/14: The Baby G – Toronto, ON

11/15: Mahall’s – Cleveland, OH

11/16: Spacebar – Columbus, OH

11/17: Everybody Hits (Release show) – Philadelphia, PA

11/18: Midtown Arts Center (w/ Abi Reimold, The Districts) – Harrisburg, PA

11/19: Silent Barn (w/ Advance Base) – Brooklyn, NY

More on Friendship:

Friendship is a Philadelphia-based band currently comprised of Dan Wriggins, Peter Gill, Mike Cormier, Evangeline Krajewski, and Jon Samuels.

Gill, Cormier, and Wriggins, all originally from Maine, began performing as Friendship in 2015, when they shared an apartment in Philadelphia. They released an LP, You’re Going to Have to Trust Me, on Burst and Bloom Records in late 2015, and an EP, F/V Hope in 2017 with Philadelphia’s Sleeper Records.

Their new album Shock Out of Season will come out November 3 on the Chicago-based Orindal Records. It is a collection of songs about work, friends, love, and loneliness, lifted by synthesizer, pedal steel, and Rhodes piano, and set against a combination of live and programmed drums.

Wriggins’ lyrics reflect conversation, humor, and calamity. They stress his characters’ unmediated involvement in each other’s lives, which transcends and is frustrated by their failed communications. These tensions are expanded by the band’s twisted articulation of Americana – waves of ambient pedal steel, droning synthesizers and drum machines, vibraphone, electric piano, and percussion surge and fall alongside minimal guitar and bass patterns.

Friendship – Shock Out of Season

November 3, 2017 – Orindal Records

  1. If You See My Beloved
  2. Sal
  3. A Few Weeks
  4. Fuzzy
  5. Workhorse
  6. Sure, But
  7. Skip To The Good Part
  8. Moment Of Discovery

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Featured Photo Credit : Abi Reimold

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