I was all set to play you a swag of Australian songs this week (I already have posts ready to go that feature very Australian songs), but before that I’m going to sneak in a song by Field Music. It’s because I’ve finally gotten around to listening to the band’s latest album, Plumb.
Although I had pre-ordered Plumb, and the little beastie arrived a couple of weeks ago (thanks for the prompt delivery, Memphis Industries!), I hadn’t heard it until now because I’d been in the grip of a huge Split Enz phase. I decided to exert some willpower and have a break from my Enzarama by listening to Plumb. (The CD was sitting on my desk for all that time, just looking at me, and not being played. What could I do?)
Now that I’ve heard it, I can give you a mini-review of Plumb:
It’ll stretch your brain.
I’m going to designate today as Field Music Day*, because the band appears in both of today’s posts – this Song of the day and the latest Musical coincidence (see below).
To celebrate Field Music Day, here’s a song from Plumb:
“A New Town” is available on Field Music’s website (and for free – woohoo!). Apparently, the song has been available there for quite a while (making this post pretty redundant). I didn’t know about it because as soon as I pre-ordered Plumb I studiously avoided seeing or hearing anything associated with it until I had the album and could hear it in its entirety.
|(From The Museum of Modern Art)|
It looks to me like it might have also inspired this album artwork by Australian band The Valery Trails:
Or maybe not.
(*As opposed to Field Day, a splendid album by Marshall Crenshaw.)