Good Field began as the solo recording project of Paul Price, former member of Brazos and The Early Tapes, and secondary guitarist and bassist for Voxtrot. While playing with these bands, Price visited an isolated adobe in Morelos, Mexico and wrote a group of songs he imagined for a full band. He continued working on the songs in between tours and eventually compiled enough material for an album. The songs were recorded by Price and friend/fellow musician Nathan Stein, mostly with two microphones at Price’s home studio. After finishing the album, Price assembled the group he envisioned to perform the songs live: Michael McLeod (bass), Kyle Robertson (keys), and Esteban Cruz (drums). The self-titled debut album was released in 2012 and has been described as “vintage dream pop”, incorporating elements of pop-psychedelia, indie rock, and shoegaze. The album peaked at #2 on CMJ’s Radio Select Self-Released Chart. In the years that followed, Good Field continued touring and developing their live sound while taking time in between to retreat, write and collaborate on new songs.
Good Field’s newest album, Future Me, was recorded and produced by the band in 2013-2014 in home studios and several secluded locales in Texas using their portable recording rig. Once mixes of the record were prepared, White Denim front man James Petralli spent several weeks in a studio with Price adding creative mix and production ideas to polish the sounds. Future Me affirms Good Field’s growth as a group, resulting in a distinct group of songs as diverse as the wide-ranging, desolate landscapes of Texas in which they were recorded.
Glide is premiering Good Field’s Future Me, a fully realized album that fulfills a melancholic, folky Americana vibe over bold and languid melodic guitars. From the grand Tom Petty/guitar rock of the title track to the mystic effects of “Telecomunication,” and the challenging introspection of “Hospital Bed,” Good Field covers a bold spectrum not unlike War on Drugs 2014 critics and fan favorite Lost in the Dream. With Future Me, Price has helped define himself as one of the more important song-writers emerging today.
“The first Good Field self-titled album was mainly performed by me and my buddy Nathan Stein,” says Price. “Future Me is different because it was performed and recorded with a full band. The record is about looking at your entire life, and thinking about the different times and different relationships you’ve had in your lifetime and how they’ve shaped you.”