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.
Friendship's new album, Shock Out of Season, will come out November 3, 2017 on 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.
“[F/V Hope] is a small, quiet group of songs so subtle and evocative that to sit with them just once is to find a friend for life – and I plan to never forget them”
"Friendship are a Philly-based band centered around Dan Wriggins’ narrative pull. His stories tend to be long-winded but confined to small moments, and the rest of the band — currently made up of Peter Gill, Mike Cormier, Evangeline Krajewski, and Jon Samuels — play into this in an unobtrusive but all-encompassing way."
FRIENDSHIP LIVE DATES
November 04, 2017 - Haverford, PA @ Haverford College
November 07, 2017 - Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse
November 08, 2017 - Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater
November 09, 2017 - Rollinsford, NH @ Sue’s
November 10, 2017 - Montreal, QC @ The Plant
November 11, 2017 - Burlington, VT @ The Lamp Shop
November 12, 2017 - Rochester, NY @ The Windsor House
November 14, 2017 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
November 15, 2017 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
November 16, 2017 - Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
November 17, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits (Record release show)
November 18, 2017 - Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Arts Center (w/ Abi Reimold, The Districts)
November 19, 2017 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn (w/ Advance Base & Sound of Ceres)
- Friendship Facebook
- Friendship Bandcamp
- GoldFlakePaint previews Friendship's F/V Hope EP
- Stereogum premieres "If You See My Beloved"
- GoldFlakePaint reviews "If You See My Beloved"
- Extreme Nonchalance interviews Dan Wriggin of Friendship
- Brooklyn Vegan premieres "Skip to the Good Part"
- Various Small Flames reviews Shock Out of Season
- Friendship performs "HMU" for Swell Tone