FRIENDSHIP SHARE NEW TRACK “SKIP TO THE GOOD PART” NEW ALBUM SHOCK OUT OF SEASON OUT NOVEMBER 3 ON ORINDAL RECORDS EAST COAST TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK
Philadelphia’s Friendship have shared “Skip to the Good Part,” the yearning third single from their forthcoming new record Shock Out of Season. Frontman Dan Wriggins pulled from a variety of inspirations to write this song: “I found Anne Sexton’s New York Timesobituary, clipped from the Sunday paper, October 6th, 1974, in a used copy of her book, Live or Die. The song is based on this obituary, and on the book’s final poem, ‘Live.’ It also includes lines inspired by Michelle Blades’ and Neil Young’s stage banter, James Agee’s ‘Permit Me Voyage,’ Ray Price’s ‘There Stands the Glass,’ Job 14:1, and some things my mom used to say.”
Brooklyn Vegan, who premiered the track, call it “humble-yet-deep indie pop that should appeal to fans of Advance Base, Advance Base’s upcoming tourmates Pedro the Lion, or maybe Majical Cloudz.”
Shock Out of Season is out November 3 on Orindal Records and is available for pre-order now.
Friendship’s November tour kicks off next week:
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, Sound of Ceres) – 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
- If You See My Beloved
- A Few Weeks
- Sure, But
- Skip To The Good Part
- Moment Of Discovery
Featured Photo Credit : Abi Reimold