Monday, April 17, 2006

No Hits 4.17.06

Field Music

Tell Me Keep Me - Field Music

Trying To Sit Out - Field Music

I have no excuse for why it took me so long to investigate Field Music. Was it the name implying so much sonic wallpaper? Their high Modernist album cover? The Maximo Park connection (overlooking the more auspicious Futureheads angle)?

Well, I'm here now with two feet firmly planted in Field Music's sparkly, fractured art pop camp. Their self-titled album explodes with barbed hooks, delectable (rarely fey) falsetto harmonies and exceptionally detailed arrangements that deploy guitars, keys, strings, horns and beats that range from the martial to the electronic with great intelligence. Fifteen tracks and nary a dud. I don't need to tell you what that means.

Buy: Field Music (US, UK) and just released, You're Not Supposed To limited edition single (US, UK)


Blogger Eric said...

I like Field Music as well. They are good. Family is doing better and things are calming down at home. Ughhh....

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, good post. Field Music are really great, it's amazing how they re-produce the harmonies and everything live. They have a second album out around now in the UK. I say second album, it's bsides and unreleased tracks, but all Field Music is good Field Music, right!?

8:42 PM  

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