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Field Trip

fieldtrip releases gorgeous new single, performs at Knitting Factory on 06.30

Field trip delves into the topic of loss in a way that seems to blur the line between experiencing personally and sharing it with others. His newest single “onethousand” starts off with a garbled transmission before settling into a melancholy haze. The layer of guitar effects and twinkling bells provides a backdrop similar in tone to those found on King Krule’s last album, yet the grooves on this single have a greater sway and the vocals are brighter. Lyrics like “what should I do, what do I do, look at you, look at me” brightly gleam before quickly shedding any sense of coolness and quickly become a call for help. Its a song that sounds lost in the neon smoke of city life, and its quiet attempts at human connection are deeply affecting, both working as a shared experience and something that needs to be listened privately. You can stream “onethousand” below and see field trip perform at Knitting Factory on June 30. -Tucker Pennington

Electro-psych collective Psymon Spine plays Mercury Lounge 1/9

With canned, am-radio vocals, surf-y female harmonies, and interesting, angular beats, Psymon Spine's latest release manages to be both haunting and strangely dance-able. The four tracks that make up the self-titled EP utilize a combination of fat synths and energetic drum machine grooves as the backdrop for ethereal vocals that float at the top of the mix. Check them out for yourselves at the Mercury Lounge 1/09 with The Roofers Union, but in the meantime stream them below. - Olivia Sisinni

Talullah Ruff drops new single and plays The Gateway 10/31

With a set of effortless vocals and a strong pop sensibility, NYC-based Talullah Ruff typically crafts radio-ready alt-blues tunes, but her latest release has a decidedly electro feel. The new single, "Resilience," is a blues-soaked banger that showcases Ruff's talent of writing tracks that are as catchy as they are piercing. Her soulful vocal performance is punctutated by nuanced EDM instrumentation, that give credence to--rather than distracts from--her poignant lyricism. Stream "Resilience" below and catch Talullah Ruff on Halloween playing The Gateway with PSYMON SPINE, For Everest, Nervous Dater, Field Trip and more. - Olivia Sisinni

Aural sleep aid from NYC: Field Trip plays Shea Stadium tonight 2.11

The uber-vague word "dreamscape" makes suddenly perfect sense when applied to Field Trip's repertoire, where songs are marked by seriously sleepy vocals yawning beautiful melodies, while psychedelic inflections and waves of reverb tidal over the listener. It's no accident that they recorded a cover of The Smith's 'Asleep.' The psych pop bedroom project, founded by Noah Champ Davies when he moved from LA to NYC in 2014, takes cues from dreampop, new wave and 90's synthpop, merging them to create songs that ooze nostalgia and longing. At the top of the project's sophomore EP 'Deep Blue' is “Never (b)” (streaming), a song that sounds precisely like the sonic equivalent of watching an old, homemade Super 8 film that’s flickered and tinted with light leaks, and that slowly comes apart towards the end, as the tail catches fire and all the images melt away - the holes of flashing color gaping on the screen. Field Trip will be playing Shea Stadium alongside Iris Lune and Gods tonight (02.11). - Adriana S Ballester

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Field Trip plays the Knit on 09.26 + plays two CMJ shows in October

There's a certain mellow warmth to "never" (streaming below), the first single from Field Trip's upcoming debut album. The guitars float along lazily behind the vocal echoes of the group's founder, Noah 'Champ" Davies, creating the distinct atmosphere of a dream. The elements of psych rock and dream pop that are present throughout the song seem to melt together seamlessly, and a feeling of nostalgia is prevalent throughout it's four minutes. The group, which is also composed of guitarist Nico Guyer, bassist Skylar Young, drummer Jason Park, and synth-player Phil Dabs, released their debut EP, "The Sounds Inside Your Mind," back in March, and that record's third track, "Song for Ca," was ranked number 87 on Buzzfeed's 99 best songs of 2015 list. The debut full-length is currently slated for release sometime this fall, and the group's next performance will be at Shea Stadium on October 1. They will also be performing at LeftField on October 13 and at Muchmore's on the 17th as a part of the CMJ Music Marathon. - Patrick Wolff

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


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