Field Mouse

Field Mouse Warm-up at Bourbon & Branch Aug. 22

Philadelphia/Brooklyn four-piece Field Mouse roll into Bourbon & Branch for a pre-tour show tonight with Heavy Lights. And it’s sure to be good warm-up for the band, who is still riding high from the release of their debut full-length Hold Still Life (Tope Shelf Records), which has recently climbed up to the 12th spot on the latest CMJ Music Poll. It was co-produced by band members Andrew Futral and Rachel Browne, and channels fond memories of Juliana Hatfield with a shoegaze element. So tonight will be a good time to familiarize yourself with the group before they play the Barbary on September 19th as part of the Topshelf Records tour. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill


Field Mouse unveils single 'Everyone But You' + announce debut LP 'Hold Still Life'

It's nice to see our Artist of the Month winners ascend to higher skies - it's the case with Brooklyn dream pop quartet Field Mouse (see their Deli chart rankings), who - after winning our poll in 2011 have been patiently working on consistently good material - that's the only way to make things happen! The new single 'Everyone But You' (streaming) displays an improved production and the usual catchiness, courtesy of Rachel Brown's dreamy melodies. The band will be releasing their debut LP 'Hold Still Life' on July 22nd - release party at Pianos on August. Check out their recent video for 'Tomorrow is Yesterday' here

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best NYC songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


Field Mouse announces debut LP

Dream-pop Brooklyn band Field Mouse are preparing to release their debut LP “Hold Still Life” via Topshelf records. Scheduled for July 22, the album was co-produced by the creative forces of singer/lyricist/guitarist Rachel Browne and producer/guitarist Andrew Futral. After splitting recording time between two noteworthy Brooklyn studios (Seaside Lounge and Let Em In) in late 2013, the band delegated the mixing of the songs to Kyle Gilbride (Swearin' Waxahatchee, Upset). We've had the privilege to preview the record and the new tracks stay true to the band’s original dreamy, guitar based style, while adding new sonic elements like synthesizers to the mix. Heartfelt pathos can be frequently found through the combination of sweet vocal melodies and introspective lyrics. “Asteroid,” laments that “it’s a shame” how often we just “walk away” from each other. Deeper cuts like “Horizon City” shows the band expanding on preconceived notions of their overall sound, simultaneously touching on both prog and punk elements. “Bright Lights” ostensibly incorporates bittersweet feelings of longing, joy and sadness, all at the same time. The band will be playing at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn on May 26, and while you wait, check out the video of Field Mouse's latest single from one year ago, entitled "Tomorrow is Yesterday" - below. - Dave Cromwell


Field Mouse releases new single + plays Pianos and Rock Shop

We watched Field Mouse progress from a singer songwriter based project to a full blown Dream Pop band, and their new single "How Do You Know" (streaming here) represent another step towards the most pillowy and ethereal of musical genres. The track will be released as a 7" through the Lefse Records Singles Series. NYC daydreamers, shoegazers and stargazers shouldn't miss the band when they play Pianos tonight (09.14) and The Rock Shop on 09.19.


Weekly Feature: Field Mouse - Live at Littlefield on 05.18

Emotionally engaging, carefully crafted dream pop songs are the appealing sonic domain of Brooklyn’s Field Mouse. The formidable songwriting and recording team of Andrew Futral and Rachel Browne create aural landscapes that can melt the hardest of hearts. Having expanded to a four piece with bassist Danielle DePalma and drummer Geoff Lewit, the group has been playing numerous live shows around the city, slowly building a loyal fan base, as it prepares to release its next record. - Read Dave Cromwell's interview with the band here.