First Look: Field Music – “Field Music (Measure)”

Field Music - MeasureThe title Measure may be a bit of British dry humor: the album is Field Music’s least mathematical effort yet. While the Sunderland band’s meticulous guitar pop remains neat and mannered, there’s a button loose here, a morning shave missed there. The act’s loose new energy (not to mention the sudden presence of solo Paul McCartney influence) lounges over 20 tracks and two discs, a move that trades in a bit of their scientific style for the welcome warmth of classic rock indulgence. Ram on, fellas. (And FM newcomers: Make sure you don’t miss 2007’s excellent Tones of Town.)

Field Music – “Measure”: mp3

(Measure is out now on Memphis Industries)

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