Friendship - Shock Out of Season (7/10)

Friendship is a Philly-based quintet that blends ambient and electronic sounds with pedal steel guitar and Rhodes piano. This is their third release, where they seem to have found that sweet spot between focused minimalism and ample storytelling. Lead vocalist Dan Wriggins has a style that recalls Lou Reed or David Byrne. His thoughts are articulate and his words are clear in the way he turns a phrase or rhymes a lyric. Songs like “If You See My Beloved” and “Moment of Discovery” get inside your head in a dreamy and very personal way. When he’s addressing a loved one or friend in a song, you’ll feel like a fly on a wall.

Orindal Records
Producers: Friendship