by Hilary Stohs-Krause
These days, it seems like the more obscure your term the better defined your music is: say “psychedelic no-wave opera” or “staccato-folk twee” for instance.
But Omaha group Field Club, who are releasing their debut EP next Wednesday at Duffy's, make no Bones about their music. It’s solid indie-pop-rock; that’s their story, and on the EP, they’re sticking to it. The five-song Bones offers clean, uncluttered music that’s catchy and melodic, buoyed by the harmonic vocals of sisters Kara and Andrea Purdy. Nothing feels forced or grasping.
At Field Club’s first show in Lincoln earlier this summer, it seemed like no one had heard them — or even heard of them. But by the time their set finished, the front of the stage was crowded with people, some already singing along. Because that’s what great indie-pop-rock does — it combines indie music’s intelligence, pop music’s melody and rock’s fortitude to create a sound that’s smart, catchy and well-structured.
Hear for yourself:
All of the songs were written collectively by Field Club with lyrics by Andrea Purdy.
Andrea Purdy: Lead vocals, keyboard on "October"
Kara Purdy: Background vocals, auxiliary percussion
Alexander Kirtz: Guitar
Nathan Soto: Drums
Justin Vaughan: Guitar, keyboard on "Bones"
Andrew Hathaway: Bass, keyboard on "The Hunters," "Split the Sea," "Men In Trees"
Recorded by Aaron Gloyne in his living room
Mixed by Andrew Mimms and mastered by Doug Van Sloun
CDs will be available at upcoming shows:
Hilary Stohs-Krause is a Hear Nebraska contributor. She gets her local music fix through HN and as a cocktail waitress at Duffy's Tavern. For more on Nebraska ladies making music, tune into the "X-Rated: Women in Music" radio show every Thursday from 1:05 to 3 p.m. CST at 89.3 FM KZUM in Lincoln or streaming live at kzum.org. Find it on Facebook at facebook.com/xmusicnebraska.