You don't hear of much coming out of Columbia, Missouri, but that might all change with Foundry Field Recordings and the Emergency Umbrella collective.
Ten years ago, Foundry Field Recordings could have masqueraded as the only Elephant 6 band that didn't dig The Beach Boys. In 2003 the band released their debut EP. It was a quick but resonating introduction to the band's straightforward melodic sojourns that infiltrate your brain like a gorgeous musical sedative. The songs ranged from building, atmospheric slowcore to more moderate tempo shoegaze, tied together with a touch of twang and homespun charm. Today, the smartly dressed quartet continues to straddle the space between dream pop and indie rock with Battle Brigades, their new single.
Steeped in experimental pop, a smidgen of americana and a pinch of british gauze, FFR write truly imaginative and catchy tunes in a mode that is rare these days. On tour now on their way out to CMJ. As an added treat, their entire debut EP is available for download from their website, and I highly recommend it.
Foundry Field Recordings - Battle Brigades
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