Thursday 14 February 2013

Good Field - Tell Me Ida/These Dreams

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Voxtrot remain forgotten heroes of the US indie-rock scene. Their early promise never quite transferred into the all encompassing alternative heroes they could have been. Knowing the men who made those songs are still out there does of course mean that other acts could spring up from the hands of those same talents. It's not the main protagonists that are behind new project Good Field, but sometime member Paul Price who began the band as a solo project in 2010 before fleshing it out to it's current status as a quintet. A debut EP was released last year and US tours followed. This week saw the release of their eponymous debut album and the trans-genre single 'Tell me Ida'.

The single makes heavy use of atmosphere, something that past experiences have allowed the band to create with ease. Part chilled-out acoustic groove and part fuzzy dreampop, it sits at a strange junction where styles meet, containing hints of alt-country, indie-rock and psychedelia. Simple but effective may be a good term, but you suspect that production-wise reaching this sound may not be as simple as it first appears. The attention to detail is surprising. Previous single 'These Dreams' inhabits a similar space, seeming to float from the speakers rather than be grounded anywhere, again the production is key and makes for a woozy and enjoyable listen.

Good Field's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Feb 23 Bears, Shreveport, LA  
Feb 27 The Honest Pint, Chattanooga, TN  
Mar 01 Union Hall, New York, NY
Mar 03 The Coffee House, Mansfield, OH  
Mar 06 Plush, St Louis, MO  
Mar 07 Barleycorns, Wichita, KS  
Mar 08 Soundpony , Tulsa, OK  
Mar 09 Bears Den Pizza, Conway, AR  
Mar 16 Javelina, Austin, TX

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