Monday, June 16, 2014

cleaning out the attic (FIELD GUIDES odds & ends)

While we continue impatiently & petulantly awaiting the completion of our inaugural physical recording artifact, here are some random demos & documents & covers & rehearsal recordings & snippets & excerpts of sloppy demos of seedlings of saplings of ideas of songs… "BOO, FOREVER" will one day see the light of night; keep yr ears open...

Friday, October 25, 2013

Photo Album: FIELD GUIDES @ Cake Shop & Cameo


Cake Shop (10.22.13)


Photo credits, from top: Benjamin Seretan, Morgan Lee Cattaneo, Kristin Lee Knoll, KLK, KLK, MLC

Cameo (10.24.13)


All photos by Jason Potvin

Friday, September 20, 2013



This is and isn't and is the patch of grass flattened under the tent I slept in in (in in) Montana beside the Bitterroot River.  Two 't's and two 'r's and two 'o's.  Oo(h).  No 'h'.  That patch of flattened grass.  That flattened patch of grass.  That flattened grass patch.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

NEW Blushing Recordings!



Purchase both songs HERE for only $1.99!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Two FIELD GUIDES Shows in October!!

{by BJK}

There has been a lot happening on the Field Guides front lately. First off, we have a brand spankin' new rehearsal space in the old Pfizer factory building in our beloved neighborhood of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The building housed manufacturing and research operations for the pharmaceutical behemoth from 1849 until just a few years ago. It's a truly surreal place, full of hazard signs, old lab equipment, eye-wash stations, and lots of vacant and eerie corridors. Last year a bunch of local food start-ups began leasing space in the abandoned building, and now our little band has a permanent home to practice and work on new material!

(Here's more fascinating info plus photos of the building: http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4058)

We got the space just in time, because we're gearing up for 2 exciting shows in October. It'll be a big, burly incarnation of Field Guides, bulked up for the waning of summer.  There'll be a trumpet and a beefed up rhythm section and 2 or 3 guitars!  And new songs!!!

 The first show is with our good friends Ben Seretan (who's finishing up his residency in Alaska, swimming in cool waters and communing with bald eagles) & Alex Lewis, plus a cool band from Portland, OR, called Alameda. It's at Cake Shop in Manhattan, a venue we love in part for its Swell Maps namesake.  I saw a great show by The Clean there years ago; perhaps we'll cover a tune by one of those bands while we're there!

The show is on Tuesday, October 22, at 8pm. We're on third.

{by BJK}

The second October show is on Thursday, October 24, at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn. We'll be playing with some heavier bands, including our friend Butch's band, Beasty.  Buy tickets here: http://www.cameony.net/event/349053-beasty-brooklyn/

{by BJK}


Here's a photo from the last time we played Cameo, taken by the lovely Morgan Cattaneo:


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

'We're Gonna Die' by FUTURE WIFE >> Now Available to Order!


We've worked on this album for what feels like eons, and it's finally gonna see the light of day, or at least the dim but glimmering glow of the moon...

It features some of my heroes: David Byrne, Ad-Rock, Kathleen Hanna, Laurie Anderson, Matmos, Colin Stetson, Sarah Neufeld! It was produced by my good friend Shannon Field (Leverage Models, Stars Like Fleas)!  It has artwork by the brilliant Chad Wys!  It was recorded at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY, by the inimitable and indefatigable D. James Goodwin (Snowflake).

We are very proud of it, and excited to share it with you!

Interview Magazine premiered the first single and interviewed YJ.
SPIN Magazine wrote about the album.

You can buy We're Gonna Die right now on iTunes.

You can pre-order it at Insound.

And you can listen to the first single right here: