Friendship | photo by John Vettese
Friendship’s ‘Love The Stranger’ captures the spirit of everyday life
The Philadelphia band taps into the sounds of America and country without abandoning its indie rock roots.
- "Chomp Chomp"
- "Smooth Pursuit"
On this episode, we welcome the Philadelphia band, Friendship, into the World Cafe studio for a mini-concert.
Their latest album, and their first from Merge Records, is Love The Stranger. It’s a record that taps into the sounds of Americana and country, but without abandoning the band’s indie rock roots. While the first thing you’ll probably notice is the vocals of songwriter Dan Wriggins, Love The Stranger is an evocative, dreamy and cohesive work thanks to bandmates Peter Gill, Michael Cormier and Jon Samuels.
Let’s get into our session with Friendship, starting with a performance of “Chomp Chomp,” originally recorded for a WXPN Key Studio Session.