Friday, November 03, 2006
Field Music have just released a new single as a teaser for their sophomore album Tones of Town (due out in January). This British trio continues to write upbeat pop songs that put us through a kaleidoscope of 60's and 70's rock influences including The Beach Boys, The Who and Wire, but always in interesting and unpredictable ways. "Off & On" is the b-side to "In Context", which will appear on the upcoming album; in this case I actually think I prefer the b-side. Featuring ex-members of Maximo Park and The Futureheads, Field Music have not achieved the same level of success as their forebearers, but they may actually be the best songwriters of the bunch.