Good Field Album Release Show Saturday Night at Baby Blue Studio
It’s an exuberant feeling to listen to a brand new album and love what you hear instantaneously. Such was the case with Good Field‘s self-titled debut, especially tracks like “These Dreams,” “Gimme A Reason,” and “Tell Me Ida” (the latter of which was used for this edition of the Austin Music Minute). Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of talent behind this work.
Good Field was originally a solo recording project started by songwriter Paul Price (of Martin Crane‘s band Brazos, and The Early Tapes), with the help of Nathan Stein (Tacks the Boy Disaster, and Price’s bandmate in Brazos and The Early Tapes), and Jared Van Fleet (Voxtrot, and his solo project Sparrow House). However, Van Fleet and Stein relocated to other cities for school and touring, respectively, so the project became a long-distance collaboration. Last summer, after completing the recording, Price assembled the current band line-up that features drummer Esteban Cruz (Coma in Algiers), bassist Michael McLeod (film composer for Richard Linklater), and keyboardist Kyle Robertson (film/television composer).
No shortage of talent on this impressive debut. The album sports some very ‘60s guitar styles, rock and pop riffs, and a certain element of shoegaze swirling in the mix. You can pick up a copy for yourself at Good Field’s album release show Saturday night at Baby Blue Studio (Bill Baird‘s recording realm of wonderfulness), located at 1522 E. 12th St. Also on the bill are Jesse Woods and Sleep Good. Yes, it’s good all around. Doors open at 8 p.m. This one comes highly recommended.