Technically, art rockers Field Music have already released an album this year. Music for Drifters, the UK duo’s commissioned soundtrack to the 1929 documentary Drifters, was part of April’s Record Store Day releases. Fans waiting for a true follow-up to 2012’s Mercury Prize-nominated Plumb, however, fortunately won’t have to hold on much longer, as Field Music have announced their fifth LP, Commontime.
Due out February 6th, 2016 via Memphis Industries, Commontime is already available for pre-orders. There’s a CD, a limited edition green double LP, and of course a digital version via iTunes. Most physical pre-orders come with a signed print, while all early purchasers will receive an instant download of lead single “The Noisy Days Are Over”. It’s hard not to feel the track’s Talking Heads vibes with the playful guitar skipping about and the punchy vocal harmonies. Synths add a layer of funk underneath, while horns sail overhead with jazzy indifference to the rhythms going on around them until things get a bit classical near the end.
Take a listen to “The Noisy Days Are Over” below.
Field Music will tour behind the record in March, including a return to the US for a brief handful of dates. Check out their full itinerary underneath the album art and tracklist.
Commontime Album Artwork:
01. The Noisy Days Are Over
03. But Not For You
04. I’m Glad
05. Don’t You Want To Know What’s Wrong?
06. How Should I Know If You’ve Changed?
07 Trouble At The Lights
08. They Want You To Remember
09. It’s A Good Thing
10. The Morning Is Waiting
11. Indeed It Is
12. That’s Close Enough For Now
13. Same Name
14. Stay Awake
Field Music 2015 Tour Dates:
02/25-26 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
02/28 – York, UK @ The Duchess
03/03 – Cardiff, UK @ The Globe
03/04 – Exeter, UK @ Phoenix
03/05 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
03/10 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
03/11 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
03/13 – Glasgow, UK @ CCA
03/18 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
03/19 – Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
03/20 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
03/24 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
03/26 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade
03/27 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
03/29 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
03/30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
04/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent