Field Music had a really good, if quirky album last year the self-titled “Field Muisc” was a nice clean indie pop album that came from the old Apples in Stereo mold. With this new album “Tones on Town” — the group’s quality music improves vastly. Listen to the amazing song cycle in “A Gap has appeared” and then the follow-up “Closer At Hand,” that begins with a gorgeous chorus and then runs a killer hook right away. With their clever vocal harmonies and angular riffs, and sounding similar to The Beatles, “English Settlement-era” XTC, and Harry Nilsson, this is what great modern power pop is all about. A great complex album with witty lyrics and baroque beauty. “A House is not a Home” is another catchy alt-pop slice of heaven. Sometimes I run out of adjectives for an album – other than the cliche: “All killer, no filler.” Get it now at emusic.
Here is the video for “A House is Not A Home”