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New Meetup: Field Theory @ Mercury Lounge

From: Rachel
Sent on: Friday, January 29, 2010 9:56 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Indie/BritPop Fans United!!

What: Field Theory @ Mercury Lounge

When: Saturday, January 30,[masked]:00 PM

Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St
New York, NY 10009

Early Show

Adam Ezra Group 9:00
Field Theory 8:00
Venue: The Mercury Lounge
Date: Sat 1/30
Notes: 21+
Doors 8:00 PM

These guys are great live and its only $10. Field Theory will be on at 8:30.

After a little break to recharge our batteries, Field Theory starts off the new decade on a high note with an amazing show at Mercury Lounge, opening for the Adam Ezra Group from Boston.

Field Theory combines pop-driven sensibility with the energy of post-punk, harkening images of the Everly Brothers surrounded by frenetic drums and explosive, distorted bass tones. Not quite fitting the mold of the Indie, Modern, or Noise rock scenes,Field Theory possesses a certain sonic variability, with melodic, yet unapologetic lyrics narrating tales of love, loss, and anger. In and out of dark basements since their inception in the fall of 2007, they emerged with their debut EP, "Paragraph "(June 2008), a sonic landscape that straddles the delicate balance between seclusion and revival.


Sometimes a band comes along with its own mood, a feel that pervades every track. Take Crowded House for example ? even their sunny songs had a lingering sadness to them. Field Theory has a similar thing, and like Crowded House, they specialize in two-part vocal harmonies, Everly Brothers style. Their tunes also have an almost ambient quality. Even when they?re amped up and fuzzed out, they maintain a constant, almost uncomfortable, melancholy. It?s like they know nothing good is going to come of this. This isn?t to say that they?re mopey, indie rock Eeyores, though. It?s some other flavor I can?t put my finger on. Mastering this level of maddening subtlety is certain to frustrate music writers, but don?t let that stop you from checking out cuts like ?Lytic Cycle? and ?Immobile?

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