“Warmly companionable… Dan Wriggins has a way of making you feel like he’s sitting you down and singing to you like you’re an old friend” – Stereogum
“Minimal folk in the vein of Songs Ohia and David Bazan.” – WXPN
“Humble-yet-deep indie pop.” – Brooklyn Vegan
FRIENDSHIP SHARES SHOCK OUT OF SEASON STREAM ON HYPE MACHINE ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 ON ORINDAL RECORDS
Friendship have shared an advance stream of their new album Shock Out of Seasonahead of its release this Friday, November 3. Hype Machine, who premiered the stream, say, “Centered around the plain-spoken delivery of Dan Wriggins, Philadelphia’s Friendship write sweet, sad, life-affirming songs that feel like conversations.“
Shock Out of Season is available for pre-order now via Orindal Records.
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
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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.