HEY! My first record for 2012 is awesome. Welcome to my 3 Year Anniversary of The Band Mom! This record went for adds this past week (1/31), and it jumped on that chart at #15 Most Added (actually tied for #15 with Merge’s Imperial Teen?! OK!)…woo!!! This is already going so great. Now we’re shooting for the Top 200!
I met Paul Price of Good Field a whole bunch of years ago, in Austin TX through my friend Ryan I’d always stayed with at SXSW – so I’ve known the guy since something like 2007 and been dying to work with him all this time, and now IT’S ALL HAPPENING!
The good dudes of GOOD FIELD have also played as members of bands like Brazos (who I caught on tour with White Denim a little over a year ago), Tacks the Boy Disaster (who I saw play once with Midlake, a year BEFORE I even met Paul!! Tiny tiny world) and also Voxtrot. Which I guess is another way to say they’re from Austin.
Good Field began as the solo recording project of Austin, TX’s Paul Price (Brazos, The Early Tapes), with instrumentation and production help from friends Nathan Stein (Tacks the Boy Disaster, Brazos, The Early Tapes) and Jared Van Fleet (Voxtrot, Sparrow House). In the early stages of recording Price’s songs, Stein moved to Boston to pursue a doctorate degree in Statistics, while Van Fleet relocated to Brooklyn to tour with Beirut. Price, who had written some of the album in an isolated adobe by a cenote in Mexico, continued working on the songs in between tours with Brazos and Voxtrot, while the trio collaborated miles apart. Shortly after the recording, which combined influences of shoegaze, indie rock, ’60s guitar tones, and pop hooks, wrapped up in the summer of 2011, Price formed the band known as Good Field – an homage to cricket and desolate landscapes. Joining Price are fellow Austin musicians Esteban Cruz (Coma in Algiers) on drums, Michael McLeod (Richard Linklater film composer) on bass and Kyle Robertson (whose work has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, The Daily Show, American Idol, and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver) on keys.
RIYL: Wilco, Midlake, Tacks the Boy Disaster, Grizzly Bear, Brazos
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