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Field Mouse // Meaning

Ending an unplanned hiatus begun in 2016, the Brooklyn- and Philly-based Field Mouse have resurfaced to release their third full-length record, entitled Meaning. Slowly and painstakingly put together during politically tumultuous times, Meaning naturally came to be a record about "growing as a person despite the feeling of global entropy," as guitarist, vocalist, and lead writer Rachel Browne describes. But what exactly is the function of art in such a chaotic world? Over the course of Meaning's 11-song runtime, Field Mouse deftly posit their own answers to this tricky question, maneuvering between issues of growth, social media, insomnia, and forgiveness, the result of which is a nimbly composed dream pop record with infectious inflections of shoegaze and indie rock.

Listen to Meaning today on your preferred platform.

Remaining shows with Summer Cannibals:

  • August 16, 2019 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
  • August 17, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
  • August 18, 2019 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

photo by Katie Krulock // layout by Kevin Duquette


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Field Mouse // Listen to "Black Hole, Son" from the upcoming album, Meaning

Today we're thrilled to share Field Mouse's "Back Hole, Son" ahead of the release of their forthcoming album, Meaning. Check out the premiere at Atwood Magazine or press play on the embed below.

"Black Hole, Son" is propelled by earwormy hooks and a vibrant pop honesty. Its strum-along verses crash into the infectious chorus with aplomb and compositional tact, together forging an entrancing, complete pop number.

Meaning will be out on August 16, 2019. Pre-order it today or pre-save on your preferred platform.

Field Mouse will be touring in support of Summer Cannibals in a couple weeks, so scope the dates and grab your tickets before they're gone!

  • August 15, 2019 - Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
  • August 16, 2019 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
  • August 17, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
  • August 18, 2019 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

Additionally, the band will also be playing Pitt Gets Alternative, a fest brought to you by The Alternative, The Grey Estates, and Don't Let the Scene Go Down on Me! Collective. Loads of rad bands will be playing so don't sleep on this, Pittsburgh!

  • September 20, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project

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Field Mouse // Looking for joy in a frightening world on their new track, "In Blue"

Taken from the band's forthcoming record, Meaning, "In Blue" shows off Field Mouse's pop proclivities in a rolling dream-rock influenced number underpinned by warm, undulating synth, nostalgic chord progressions, and skittering tambourine. Led by Rachel Browne's distinct and direct singing style, "In Blue" invites us to focus our energy into that which brings us joy.

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Ending an unplanned hiatus begun in 2016, the Brooklyn- and Philly-based Field Mouse have resurfaced to release their third full-length record, entitled Meaning. Slowly and painstakingly put together during politically tumultuous times, Meaning naturally came to be a record about "growing as a person despite the feeling of global entropy," as guitarist, vocalist, and lead writer Rachel Browne describes. But what exactly is the function of art in such a chaotic world? Over the course of Meaning's 11-song runtime, Field Mouse deftly posits their own answers to this tricky question, maneuvering between issues of growth, social media, insomnia, and forgiveness, the result of which is a nimbly composed dream pop record with infectious inflections of shoegaze and indie rock.

Meaning, the third full-length album from Field Mouse, will be out via Topshelf Records on August 16, 2019. Pre-order the album today on vinyl, CD, or cassette.

Tour dates with Summer Cannibals:

  • August 15, 2019 - Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
  • August 16, 2019 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
  • August 17, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
  • August 18, 2019 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

photo by Katie Krulock

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Field Mouse // Listen to "Heart of Gold" from the upcoming album Meaning

Today we're really excited to announce the upcoming release of Meaning, the third full length album by the Brooklyn- and Philly-based indie rock group Field Mouse, out this summer, August 16.

While listeners have previously described Field Mouse's sound as something akin to a shoegazey dream pop, Meaning marks a decided turn to less obscured realms, boasting 11 songs about finding meaning at the end of the world.

"A lot has happened in the three years since our last record came out. While there is far too much to say about it all in one place, we wrote this album anyway. What are the broad strokes, you ask? It's more or less about the end of the world and all of the ways that it seems to be happening, but also about making peace with former selves and growing as a person despite the feeling of global entropy. Also: strange internet versions of our friends and selves, bouts of insomnia and picking through the dreams that followed, the importance of forgiveness, and creating meaning in a world that increasingly feels like total chaos. What is the function of art in a place like this? Is anything we make going to last? I am not sure, but here are 11 songs looking for the answer. What I do know is that art connects us to each other and to our feelings and our selves. It is a liferaft, and I hope that we can all continue to put it into the world, appreciate it, and share it indefinitely.

Ahead of the album's release, we're sharing lead single "Heart of Gold" today on Bandcamp. Album pre-orders also launch today on both our Bandcamp and the Topshelf Records store.

"Heart of Gold" boasts all the makings of a quintessential guitar-pop hit, opening the record with determined bombast and urgency. It features guitarist and lead singer Rachel Browne's diaphanous vocals mirrored by feverish yet nimble guitar hooks, creating an organic, deftly layered rock composition.

Lead single "Heart of Gold" will be out worldwide on June 28. Pre-save the album today on Spotify or Apple Music.

Meaning tracklist:

  1. Meaning
  2. Heart of Gold
  3. In Blue
  4. Skygazing
  5. Black Hole, Son
  6. White Elephant
  7. Visitors
  8. Apocalypse Whenever
  9. Birthday Song
  10. Plague No. 8
  11. Blind Spot

album cover photograph by Katie Krulock // layout by Kevin Duquette

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Field Mouse // Tour Dates with The Good Life and Jake Bellows

This November, Field Mouse is hitting the road with The Good Life and Jake Bellows for a run of US tour dates!

Be sure to catch them if they come to a city near you:

  • 11/14: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
  • 11/16: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • 11/17: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
  • 11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
  • 11/19: Washington, DC @Songbyrd Music House
  • 11/20: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
  • 11/21: Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room
  • 11/22: Orlando, FL @ The Social
  • 11/23: East Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • 11/25: Nashville, TN @ High Watt
  • 11/26: St Louis, MO, USDuck Room, Blueberry Hill
  • 11/27: Lawrence, KS, US @ The Bottleneck
  • 11/28: Omaha, NE, US @ O'Leaver's Pub

You can order their album, Episodic, HERE

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Field Mouse // "Episodic" Out Now!!

Field Mouse's newest album, Episodic, is out today! It's packed with bangers, like "The Mirror," which NPR described as pulsing "with a frustrated energy, radiating a sharp bitterness about being mistreated." This is an album thats sure to be stuck on repeat.

You can listen/buy it through the following outlets:
iTunes // Apple Music // Amazon MP3 // Amazon CD // Amazon LP // Google Play // Spotify // Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Topshelf

In case you missed it, Field Mouse will be supporting Cymbals Eat Guitars and Wildhoney on a full US tour!

  • August 06 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC - get tickets *
  • August 09 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space - get tickets *
  • September 08 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall - get tickets *
  • September 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - get tickets
  • September 16 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • September 17 - Providence, RI @ The Parlour
  • September 18 - Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub - get tickets
  • September 19 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings - get tickets
  • September 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn - get tickets
  • September 21 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub - get tickets
  • September 22 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder, Florida State University - get tickets
  • September 23 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues - get tickets
  • September 24 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links - get tickets
  • September 25 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder - get tickets
  • September 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge - get tickets
  • September 28 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar - get tickets
  • September 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - get tickets
  • September 30 - Pomona, CA @ Acerogami - get tickets
  • October 01 - San Francisco, CA@ Swedish American Hall - get tickets
  • October 03 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge - get tickets
  • October 04 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt - get tickets
  • October 05 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza - get tickets
  • October 07 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar Slc - get tickets
  • October 08 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge - get tickets
  • October 09 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge - get tickets
  • October 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry - get tickets
  • October 11 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle - get tickets
  • October 12 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch - get tickets
  • October 13 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison - get tickets
  • October 14 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola - get tickets
  • October 16, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ Johnny Brenda's - get tickets
  • * Just Field Mouse

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Field Mouse // "The Order of Things" Song Premiere

The Le Sigh, a website highlighting female-identifying and non-binary artists, premiered the latest Field Mouse song, "The Order of Things," today! They compared it to "the sonic equivalent of a cozy sweater, or a warm mug of tea on a cool morning." Don't let that warm description fool you though, its also the perfect track for your hot, sweaty summer playlist. Its comfy, vibey, and light-hearted, yet emotional. Pre-orders for the new album, Episodic, are available now in digital, vinyl, and cassette formats!

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Field Mouse // New Album, US Tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars

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Field Mouse // Northeast dates with Beach Slang, Tim Kasher

Though they'll be holed up writing and recording a new record for most of this fall and winter, Field Mouse will be taking some time to join Beach Slang and Tim Kasher for a few dates in the Northeast! Info is below, tickets are here.

  • DEC 16 | Long Island, NY | Amityville Music Hall
  • DEC 17 | Brooklyn, NY | Knitting Factory
  • DEC 19 | Philadelphia, PA | First Unitarian Church

Listen to their newest album Hold Still Life over on Spotify!

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Field Mouse // Tour dates with mewithoutYou, Foxing

After a busy schedule that that saw the band tour the US with Kevin Devine and play this year's SXSW, Field Mouse are currently working on new material to follow up last year's Hold Still Life. The break will be short-lived, though, as they'll be joining Hop Along this spring and mewithoutYou and Foxing later this summer! Dates and info for the latter are below:

  • Sat/Jul-04 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
  • Sun/Jul-05 Orlando, FL @ The Social
  • Mon/Jul-06 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Hell
  • Tue/Jul-07 Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
  • Wed/Jul-08 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
  • Fri/Jul-10 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
  • Sat/Jul-11 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
  • Sun/Jul-12 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
  • Wed/Jul-15 Covington, KY @ Southgate House Revival
  • Thu/Jul-16 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
  • Fri/Jul-17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • Sat/Jul-18 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

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