Last Thursday was a sunny day and before my 5:30PM class I was sitting outside, under a tree thoroughly enjoying the sounds of Field Music. They play some damn fine raw orchestral English pop music that is melodic as hell and full of great (sometimes) Beach Boys-ish vocal harmonies. While I don’t normally listen to stuff that is this traditionally pop, there is a certain starkness…an emptiness about the music that draws me in. The songs are pretty upbeat and rhythmically fun but there is an underlying darkness that gives their self-titled album a certain edge. Its like post-pop-punk without the punk. Even my man RTE over at Hummer (a good new blog to watch) gave a write up on them over the weekend.
Their self-titled debut album has been out since last August in the UK but was just released this past April on Memphis Industries here in the States.
MP3 | Field Music – Its Not The Only Way To Feel Happy S/T
MP3 | Field Music – You Can Decide S/T