Field Dress

Field Dress

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandPopAvant-garde

Noisy, urgent psychedelic art-pop that aims for the pleasure-center.

Biography

- From compulsive creator Brent Sluder (frmly of psych-rockers Prayer For Animals), comes Field Dress. Played on vintage keyboards manipulated through pedals and samplers, often beyond recognition, and punctuated by mysterious vocals and hypnotic drum kit loops, FD seeks to communicate in his own musical language, and was lucky to do so at SXSW last year, as well as opening for Youth Lagoon, HUME, Zorch, and White Arrows.

-Currently at work crafting an EP, tentatively titled "APOCALYPSE FANTASY" to be released by some lucky label in near future. A band is busy being formed to tackle the logistics of this lush, higher-fidelity music in a live setting. Next single, "TABLE TALK" is mixed and will be out in Jan 2012, if there is still a world of listeners left.

Lyrics

Table Talk (upcoming, unreleased single)

Written By: Brent Sluder

HIDDEN LAMPS WILL ALWAYS LEAD YOU
THROUGH THIS HOUSE WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE
EVER SINCE YOU NOTICED DARKNESS
SAME TIME THAT YOU LEFT FOR COLLEGE
FICKLE DOORS DON’T SWING SO WIDE
LOCKS KEEP HANGERS-ON OUTSIDE
MAKE SOME EXTRA KEYS FOR FRIENDS
WHO SAVE SPLINTERS FOR THEMSELVES
WAKE THE DEAD AND ASK FOR FAVORS
SIFT THROUGH MEMORIES LIKE RUBBLE
WAIT FOR THINGS TO HUSH FOREVER
THINKING ONLY SENDS US TROUBLE
WHAT YOU EAT YOU MUST DIGEST IT
CUT IT UP AND CHEW IT SLOWLY
PLEASE JUST CHILL OUT AT MY TABLE –
PLEASE JUST CHILL OUT AT MY HOUSE
BRIDGE : IF YOUR COAT CANNOT HOLD YOU IN THIS COLD WORLD YOU SHOULD LEAVE IT// IF YOUR CAMERA CANNOT CAPTURE WHAT YR AFTER YOU DON’T NEED IT// IF YR BONES WON’T ATTACH AND FEEL MISMATCHED WILL YOU STAY SEATED OH// PLAYERS OF LOOOOOOOOOOOVE / CHOOSE EACH OTHER’S LIVES LOSE EACH OTHER’S LIVES/ LAYERS OF LOVE IN THE MARROW, GETTING NARROW///
(FOUND MY WAY ACROSS THE ROOM JUST TO FIND YOUR OLD COAT)
IT’S NO USE TO KEEP THE LOCKS NEW
SHIFTLESS PRICKS WILL ALWAYS FIND YOU
JUST GIVE UP MOVING ALL TOGETHER
GET TO KNOW THE THIEF INSIDE YOU
YOU SHOULD NEVER STOP TO PONDER
WHAT’S TRENDING ON THE OTHER SIDE?
HIDDEN LAMPS CAN NEVER BLIND YOU
LEAD YOU JUST AROUND THE CORNER
LEAD YOU JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Discography

singles:
*SPIRAL ARMS, free digital single, 6/2/11
*SPOONBENDING, free digital single, 6/2/11
*FINGERNAILS, free digital single, 4/3/12 [produced by David Williams (Jungle Brothers)] All singles streaming at main page. >>Review below:

“This Austin project sounds to me like a product of one of Brian Wilson’s manic episodes, had he been locked in a room with 2012 computers and instruments. Songwriter Brent Sluder tells me this is a “weird, summery optimistic song for us poor saps who suffer the burden of dreams (creative people) all year round.”

-Mark Schoenveld, YVYNYL (http://yvynyl.tumblr.com/post/22323706460/field-dress-fingernails-this-austin-project )

full-length:
***HOLY FIELD, digital full length album, 8/3/2011. Album plus bonus tracks at main bandcamp page.

compilations:
*The Lost Tribes: A Guide to Austin Music (Pau Wau records)
-"SPIRAL ARMS"

*Dope Halloween Fuck - (label > Crash Symbols) free mixtape
"Easy Shade"