FRIENDSHIP - Love The Stranger (Opaque Galaxy Coloured Vinyl)


Friendship

LP Regular

$39.00
RRP $46.95

STOCK AVAILABILITY:
In stock
MERGE

Date of release: Jul 29 2022


Friendship's Merge debut, Love the Stranger, moves like a country record skipping in just the right spot, leaving its fellow travelers longing for a place they've only visited in their dreams. Guitarist Peter Gill, drummer Michael Cormier-O'Leary, bassist Jon Samuels, and hawkeyed balladeer Dan Wriggins map out the group's particular, breathtaking landscape and invite the listener to share in its glory. Like its sprawling lyrical references, Love the Stranger's production is both familiar and capacious enough for pedal steel, synth strings, airy folk guitar field recordings, and MIDI pad exploration to work in vital harmony. Influenced by Friendship's punk and indie peers as much as road-star forebears like Lucinda Williams and Lambchop, Wriggins says of the recording sessions: "We all got to stretch out, chase our personal musical fixations, and build on each others' work. Bradford Krieger, our engineer at Big Nice Studio, has a mind-blowing creative energy and hundreds (thousands?) of instruments." He recalls further: "I wanted the album to sound like Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band in the '70s. Pete wanted it to sound like a semi full of spent fuel rods, barreling towards a runaway truck ramp. Jon kept reminding us that the studio is an instrument, and Michael wanted it to sound like the breakdown two-and-a-half minutes into Shuggie Otis' 'Strawberry Letter 23.'"


Tracklisting:
1.St. Bonaventure
2.What's The Move
3.Blue Canoe
4.Hank
5.Chomp Chomp
6.Love's
7.No Way
8.Alive Twice
9.Quickchek
10.Ramekin
11.Mr. Chill
12.UDF
13.Ryde
14.Season
15.Kum & Go
16.Ugly Little Victory
17.Smooth Pursuit

Vinyl release of Friendship - Love The Stranger (Opaque Galaxy Coloured Vinyl). Released through MERGE and available on LP.


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FRIENDSHIP - Love The Stranger (Opaque Galaxy Coloured Vinyl) (LP)
Cat No: MRG797LP-C1
Barcode: 673855079707
Packaging: LP Regular
SKU 5363265
Barcode # 673855079707
Artist Friendship
Artist/Author FRIENDSHIP
Shipping weight 0.5500kg
Format LP Regular

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