When when of my favorite new bands, Field Music, went on their first hiatus in mid-2008, David and Peter Brewis made it clear that they were far from done making music. They emphatically proved that point in 2008, when each of the brothers released a fantastic solo project that sounded liberated from the cage of being an “indie band” — David’s School of Language and Peter’s The Week That Was.
Field Music has quieted down once again, but no need for fans to stress — the brothers are just as busy as ever. David is now set to release the second album under the School of Language name, Old Fears, on April 7. Fans can now listen to and download the first single from the record, “Between the Suburbs.” It features an insistent drum beat and a decidedly fat, old-school synth line percolating throughout the entire three minutes. Think of a more cheerful, stripped down Japan song if you will.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125241909″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Old Fears will be released via Memphis Industries on April 7. You can order the album in a variety of formats from the Field Music website, and get your copy signed by David himself!