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Prompts / Miscues

The Foundry Field Recordings

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Album Review

Coming three years after their debut EP, the first full-length album by the Foundry Field Recordings sounds like it was in gestation the whole time. Prompts/Miscues has that dense, slaved-over sound that, far from sounding sterile or perfected, emphasizes the album's inherent quirkiness, like a D.I.Y. version of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. From the overlaid found-sound tapes and unidentified buzzes of the hazy opening, "Battle Brigades, Pt. 1," through the chiming multi-guitar drones and melodies of "Warning Raids Over Kiev," the urgent indie rock of "Holding the Pilots/Holding the Facts," and the hushed, acoustic "Broken Strings," sonic diversity is the order of the day, with only Billy Schuh's wavering, often falsetto vocals and rather gloomy lyrical approach providing strong lines of continuity. Fans of Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, and Grandaddy will find much to appreciate here.

Customer Reviews

very nice

a really good band, don't be fooled, they're not another my bloody valentine rip off. these guys are the real thing. they manage to stay very much pop despite the obvious shoegaze influences. one of my new favorite bands!!

Great stuff

A good, solid album. Lyrically wonderful, musically sound. Very chill. I recommend it strongly.

These guys Rock

This Band needs more press. The whole Album is great Holding the Pilots / Holding The Facts and Broken Strings.I especially love I recommend to everyone.

Biography

Formed: Columbia, MO

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Nodding to bands like Yo La Tengo, the Cure, and the Flaming Lips with their cerebral, reverb-heavy brand of indie pop, the Foundry Field Recordings formed in the early 2000's as a vehicle for songwriter Billy Schuh. Schuh started his first band, Billy Schuh & the Foundry, while he was a student at the University of Missouri. Following dozens of name and lineup changes, Schuh & the Foundry eventually morphed into the Foundry Field Recordings, consisting of Schuh, Benjamin Hook, Becky Baxter,...
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