Sunday, February 21, 2010

Field Music Album Preview on KCRW

I'm just loving these opportunities to listen to a new release via the Album Preview program at my fav radio station, kcrw. The latest is Measure by Field Music, a band formed in 2004 by a pair of British brothers, David and Peter Brewis. After two well-received CDs, the pair decided to indulge themselves in solo projects before working on this latest offering. Measure is an ambitious line up of twenty tracks under the guise of art rock but it meanders through music reminiscent of XTC or even 70s bands like Steely Dan without the funk. The title song "Measure" caught my attention months ago with plenty of airplay on kcrw's "Morning Becomes Eclectic." This is a real stand out tune (ready made for my next playlist) but the rest definitely makes for an interesting listen. Check it out until March 15th at the link below: