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The best kept secret in music


"Etc. Magazine"

The members of Anubis Field Steve Johnson, Scott
Peterson, Jim Larson, and Craig Bonynge have been around
long enough to understand the pitfalls of putting out a disc too
soon. So they held off recording until they had more than enough
They mastered their songs by playing as often as possible.
When the time was right, they headed off to Madison Wisconsin to lay
down their tracks at Butch Vig's Smart Studios, a renowned facility that has
been the laboratory for many great national acts.
The wait and financial investment paid off, as Set The Tone
is one of the best local albums released in recent memory. The
album shows off a mishmash of influences. I hear bits and
pieces of Sonic Youth, Superchunk, MC5, Queens of the Stone
Age, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters yet is also clearly their own
sound. It's quite heavy at times, but the band is not afraid to
show their quieter side. Most importantly, each of the tunes
showcases a pop touch that keeps the tunes in your head long
after you've quit listening. - Scott Hudson


Psychedelic Stoner Rockers Anubis Field has a sound that isn't anything too terribly new, but it does have some unique approaches and lots of different influences. It's full of pop hooks and hard rock grooves and definitely isn't average compared to the tons of stoner rock bands out there.

At first the guitar approach reminded me a bit of Smashing Pumpkins, but as the CD went on, I hear all sorts of similarities to other bands, like Husker Du or Replacements... Has a lot of indie rock influence I am guessing.

Musically 'Set the Tone' is very consistent throughout, meaning they have their own formula for song writing. It's definitely pop influenced and I could easily hear a couple of these songs being similar to what they play on the hard rock/alternative radio station. There are a tone of good hooks, catchy choruses and decent melodic vocals. Overdriven guitars back to back with clean simple chord arrangements and a few simple leads that are more painted into the music rather than right in front 'look at me, I can play a guitar solo' if you know what I mean.

I think the closest thing I can compare this to musically is Dinosaur Jr. minus the nasal whiny vocals...these vocals are more melodic and stand out. Get this one if you are into hard rock with an indie twist.
- Rob Wrong


LP- Set the Tone
We have received some airplay on KRRO in Sioux Falls, SD and on KAUR at Augustana College. Airplay in Moorehead, MN. and Omaha, NE.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Lifelong midwest veteran rockers sprung from the Sioux Falls bands Oscar Trip, Garden of Nocturne, and Nov. 27, come together to be called the Anubis Field. With influences drawn from the Queens of the Stone Age "desert" rock scene, the Minneapolis "indie" scene, and the Omaha rock scene, Anubis Field has written some powerful rock songs that beg for your attention. Over the last two years of constant writing, rehearsing, and playing live shows, they have honed their sound into something entirely original and credible.