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Shock Out of Season

by Friendship

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1.
We walked to the dam behind the art museum you said you made a connection with Auguste Rodin you must’ve been tired from standing so much because you took my hand and we held each other up some time went by before you asked me why was I so distracted, how could I have changed so quickly? the water was pretty, but unclear does the flow come naturally here? 
 everything makes an impression clouds come on, do their drifty thing now it’s starting to rain, the only day we both have off it’s starting to rain if it don’t bother you, then it don’t bother me 
 eddies were breaking on the spillway gates I said “I’m sorry, that’s just how I operate” you always had a supportive attitude I don’t care what you say, I agree with you 
 everything came on quickly is something wrong? no, never now it’s starting to rain on the only day we have it’s starting to rain if it don’t bother you, it don’t bother me 
 carry me in your current, deliver me to your gulf stream if you’d asked me then, I would’ve said we were living the dream believe me, my admiration for you hasn’t died the heaven of us is still daily on my mind 
 everything makes an impression clouds came on, did their thing now it’s starting to clear up on the only day it’s starting to clear up if it don’t bother you, then it don’t bother me if you see my beloved, say what’s up for me
2.
Sal 04:13
God, It’s so hard to know if anything we do makes any little difference everyone I know has a job to do, and it always makes a difference 
 sal, how are you doing? it’s easy to tell you’re doing right if it feels like losing 
 I was weaving on my loom a blanket for my room, but it got complicated whether you are old or young, you gotta tell someone they are appreciated 
 sal, it’s good to see you. it’s easy to tell you’re doing right by the way that they cheat you 
 so when you find yourself bound to someone else, always be generous because you will never know what it is you do that makes the difference
3.
A Few Weeks 06:38
The first time we kissed had me feeling ecstatic like Dix and Laurel in the first half of In A Lonely Place the first time we kissed was so cinematic 
 I had a room on Huntingdon we didn’t leave except for coffee from my tiny room in Kensington 
 Is that normal for you? 
 the first time we argued felt like pulling a lever you cried and said “I love you a lot, sometimes.” Well, sometimes is better than never 
 I heard you moved again, this time to the Midwest there’s nice people there, there’s nice people everywhere I heard you moved again, let me guess, you were feeling restless
4.
Fuzzy 05:20
we were few, maybe only three beneath the blue light of Sunoco the rain was soft, you tried to puke and only coughed. Oh how wretched Oh, how wasted. One of us was angry or just frustrated. I’m fuzzy on the details my friend, are you disillusioned? either party, either part or be partners 
 is this the right address? you ought to know, I guess but you forget. You forget so much, so let me tell you you don’t have to worry about me but I still worry about you 
 well, It’s something that we are here overcoming the usual hurdles speak to me of your new job of mercy, and things that hold together hold onto this. Do you feel like moving? be realistic. if you say so, I believe you be the man who shines ahead and just like a star, he is dead 
 is this the right address? you ought to know, I guess but you forget. You forget so much, so let me tell you you don’t have to be happy all the time you don’t have to be, just thanks is nice
5.
Workhorse 03:51
I went to the bank and I withdrew, like I always do and I came back home with an aching head, don’t smoke in bed 
 am I a shock out of season? I’m feeling out of season am I a workhorse? 
 I don’t believe angry men. I believe in vacation days and the annual raise when will I meet my creator, will I meet my neighbors? 
 is there a hedge around me? I don’t see a hedge around me am I a workhorse? 
 I went to the banks and I saw the geese take flight sign me up to fly, I want to take that ride on the official airline of the magic kingdom
6.
Sure, But 03:38
From amongst the Adidas of the Forman Mills in a moment of weakness I called the one that I love still 
 I called but you couldn’t hear me you were getting on a train you sounded so like yourself you sounded so brave 
 and nothing was begetting nothing I was fine this morning. Bullshit, nobody was fine this morning 
 I know I can’t play you cool as a cucumber I wouldn’t want to try and play you hell, I know you got my number 
 I’m still operating on some major misconceptions you said my soul was needing major reflection 
 but I’m busy this afternoon getting crunched by hyenas I was free this morning, free like free willy
7.
8.
Little moment of discovery shine a light on me don’t let apathy keep me busy 
 solid as cement and about as permanent I’m forced to admit you got a rational argument 
 little duckling leaving your mama’s wake have you made a grave mistake? I could never undertake such a daring escape

about

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.

credits

released November 3, 2017

All songs: Dan Wriggins (BMI)

Recorded by Peter Tramo and Michael Cummings in Philadelphia
Mixed by Peter Tramo
Mastered by Tom Volpicelli
Produced by Friendship

Pedal steel: Pete Gill
Drums, drum machine: Mike Cormier
Bass: Andrés Rodriguez
Synthesizer, flute: Evangeline Krajewski
Rhodes: Connor Stout
Percussion, drum machine: Jon Samuels
Vox, Guitar: Dan Wriggins

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