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January 7, 2020

Field Music: “Money Is A Memory”

By: Jack Anderson

Although we’ve recently passed the centennial anniversary for each major event in WWI, you can’t help but recognize the immense impact that the conflict and its subsequent resolutions have had on society and politics today. Sunderland indie art rock quintet Field Music has certainly taken notice, considering that the upcoming Making A New World is not only their first ever “true” concept album, but a thoughtful examination on WWI’s aftermath and effects leading through the 20th century to the present.

And while the five-piece has historically relied on fronting brothers David & Peter Brewis for the brunt of songwriting, going back to Field Music’s 2005 self-titled debut, the cohesiveness and fluidity of Making A New World necessitated the full band running through the record’s nineteen originals twice without stopping, giving the album’s already-heavy tones some extra performance weight. Making A New World is out this Friday but you can get started on your social studies homework early with its penultimate tune, one that looks back on the transition from reparations for bloody atrocities to run-of-the-mill modern bureaucracy, “Money Is A Memory”!


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