Good Field began as the solo recording project of Austin, TX’s Paul Price, dreamed up in an isolated adobe by a cenote in Mexico then finessed between tours with Brazos and Voxtrot. Shortly after recording, which combined influences of shoegaze, '60s guitar tones, and pop hooks, wrapped up in the summer of 2011, Price formed the band known as Good Field - an homage to cricket and desolate landscapes. Joining Price are fellow Austin musicians Esteban Cruz (Coma in Algiers) on drums, Michael McLeod (Richard Linklater film composer) on bass and Kyle Robertson (whose work has been featured on Grey's Anatomy, The Daily Show, American Idol, and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver) on keys. Good Field started performing live and released its debut full length in February of 2012, which went on to spend 7 weeks on CMJ’s Top 200 chart, peaking at #69 (which was, of course, their goal).
Since departing VOXTROT in 2010, Ramesh has performed solo, and as an opening act for Beirut. He has been accumulating material for a full-length album, enlisting various producers/engineers, such as Jim Eno (Spoon), Jeff Zeigler (War on Drugs), and Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend), and has digitally released one EP. In the words of Other Music (NYC), "The debut solo EP from Ramesh Srivastava finds the longtime singer/songwriter of the now defunct Voxtrot eschewing the guitar jangle of his old group for something more expansive and gorgeous. From electronic-tinged productions to lush chamber pop, Srivastava has clearly grown as a musician without sacrificing his gift for a great hook. Bittersweet yet absolutely intoxicating, fans of his old band (and new fans) should not hesitate." Now is the time to catch Ramesh in a rare solo appearance before his debut full-length is released later in 2013.
2012's No Shape Can Hold Me Now was recorded over more than a year in which Matt Bauer has had no permanent residence, and at the heart of the EP are thoughts on travel, return, and trying to find a home in the world. From a duet with Jolie Holland that imagines a red eye flight over the international date line, to a track commissioned by the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, the songs take us to places familiar and strange, real and imagined. The EP was recorded to a vintage Avenbeinder 5-track in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Kentucky, and Arkansas. The wanderers of this EP find home not only as a place on a map, but as a shared past, a moment with friends, or in the thrill of having no idea where you are or what's next.
The Band Mom
is your favorite boutique college radio promotion company. Based in Brooklyn since 2009 and working with a very selective roster to ensure maximum attention to and success with each artist, Jenn Misko is slowly branching out into concert promotion when the mood strikes. This is The Band Mom Presents' sixth show at Union Hall.