Friendship is a Philadelphia and Portland, Maine-based band currently comprised of Dan Wriggins, Peter Gill, Andrés Rodríguez, and Mike Cormier. Their 2015 debut LP, “You’re Going to Have to Trust Me”, is a collection of songs written by Wriggins and recorded by the band in Philadelphia.
Most of Wriggins’ characters are isolated losers; they strive for relation and usually fail. Wriggins mumbles their frustrations over the band’s twisted articulation of Americana / down-tuned guitars, steel flights, and drums negotiating between the lounge and the basement. Lyrics and production both recount an irreparably fractured world, albeit with a convincing surface.