An Evening With Friends Records at WTMD – Tuesday, March 29th
WTMD presents An Evening With Friends Records on Tuesday March 29. Poster by Alex Fine.
Wing Dam, Moss of Aura, Blacksage, Bond St. District, Surf Harp to play An Evening With Friends Records at WTMD
For years, Friends Records has been a driving force in Baltimore’s music scene, and 2016 is shaping up to be the label’s best year yet. An on Tuesday March 29, WTMD is thrilled to present a showcase featuring performances by five Friends Records artists in three hours, all live on the radio with a studio audience. The lineup includes Wing Dam, Moss of Aura, Blacksage, Surf Harp and Bond St. District.
Friends Records was an early champion of Future Islands, and has released music from Flock of Dimes (the solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner), Sun Club, Soft Cat, Microkingdom and dozens of other Baltimore artists. The label is planning a series of major announcements in the coming months, and is poised to become a major player in the independent music industry. An Evening With Friends Records is sponsored in part by Flying Dog Brewery.
The solo project of Future Islands keyboardist Gerrit Welmers, Moss of Aura builds hypnotic soundscapes with deep grooves. On his new album, “We’ll All Collide,” Welmers adds guitar to the mix, and a sense of wistfulness and nostalgia washes through much of the album.
Led by singer Josephine Herbst, Blacksage takes listeners to dark, seductive places, often fraught with danger. Blacksage’s early music was heavily mechanized, with Herbst’s versatile voice adding the human element, but lately the duo has been experimenting with pianos and other more organic sounds.