Friendship - Love the stranger LP

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Friendship - Love the stranger LP
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26,90 €
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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.

Between instrumental pit stops at “Kum & Go” and “Quickchek,” local references in Love the Stranger create a catalog of human perception, presented as roadside attractions. From grape jelly residue (“Ramekin”) to the site of a demolished cathedral (“St. Bonaventure”) to King of the Hill quotations (“Smooth Pursuit”), the record’s images craft a symbolic language of high and low Americana, both evocative and consistently accessible. Spending time with Love the Stranger creates a community—one in which the window between the listener and the music-maker shatters in full, until all that remains are the fragments you decide to pick up together.

Friendship is probably already your favorite band’s favorite band, a long-revered IYKYK of DIY with a devoted cult following from Wawa to In-N-Out. With Love the Stranger, the Friendship universe only continues to expand and grow more open-hearted, more inviting, with every passing note. It’s a record that locates the listener exactly where the listener is, and wherever that may be, makes a friend out of them, too. All said and done, the age-old maxim of “Mr. Chill” holds true: “You be real with me and I’ll be real with you.”

1 St. Bonaventure (3:51)
2 What's the Move (2:49)
3 Blue Canoe (0:21)
4 Hank (4:22)
5 Chomp Chomp (3:53)
6 Love's (0:55)
7 No Way (3:50)
8 Alive Twice (2:49)
9 Quickchek (0:31)
10 Ramekin (3:39)
11 Mr. Chill (3:12)
12 UDF (1:04)
13 Ryde (3:45)
14 Season (2:49)
15 Kum & Go (0:44)
16 Ugly Little Victory (3:28)
17 Smooth Pursuit (3:08)