We have a new release for you. Last Fall, while on tour with Seryn, we filmed a special performance around a mic in Tuscaloosa. Many thanks goes to Cal Trujillo and the entire Seryn crew for their help that night. Hope you guys enjoy it.
Dear Foreign Fields. A couple months ago, my friends and I saw you perform at the High Noon Saloon. The amount of energy and passion you guys put into your set and music was absolutely amazing. We loved every second of it. So, thank you so much for that! =) As for a question, my friends and I play music and were wondering if you had any advice for aspiring musicians and songwriters aside from productive practicing and writing everyday? Thanks in advance!
I think that a major step towards writing is productive listening. Not just casually in the background but really taking time to study the music around you. This will help develop your ears and instincts which are just as important in writing as theory. So glad you enjoyed your time at our show. We’re coming back up to Wisconsin in August. Come on out and say hi!
Hi! I absolutely adore you guys! I would reaaaaaally like to play anywhere but where i am on the piano but the sheet music link is dead :( :( Can you please fix it or sent me the sheets? Please please please? I can't stop listening to it! :)
I'm in love with your music, and I'm desperate picking at my piano to play "Anywhere But Where I Am" but I find myself lacking talent and motivation to pick it all out by ear. I would love love love if you posted the sheet music, the song is stuck in my fingers and head. Much love.
This is actually quite a common request, so on behalf of all those who have asked I will be posting the sheet music up here on our website. Please enjoy, and if you so desire, send along a video of you performing it. Would be so awesome to see someone else’s interpretation! And as always, thanks for listening.
I love your music, it is heavenly. It's makes me feel like I am floating. Sometimes after taking my chemo med, I don't feel so well, and your music helps to take my mind off of myself and just cool out. Thank you so much!
We’re so happy to hear that we can help…in any way…no matter how small it may be. Thanks for listening.
We’ve never done end of the year lists mostly because we’re a really charming combo of lazy and indecisive, but for whatever reason the other day I made a list on my phone of my top albums for 2012 and I figured I’d share them. Undoubtedly I forgot at least a few greats but whatever, here are the…
It’s Brian. Sometimes when you’re in a touring band…things can get stressful. Your van breaks down and you have to drive multiple members multiple ways by friends to get you to the show, so you can get to the next town. One person gets sick, and you try to believe in Emergen-C…though it rarely prevents the whole party getting sick. You forget a small, but vital piece of your show at the last venue, and have to scrap together a way to play the music you want people to hear.
You don’t have anywhere to go, or anyone to be around other than your three or four friends who are dealing with the same anxiety you are at that moment. But the best part about being in a touring band is that you’re truly in it together. You can’t go anywhere or move on with your journey without the person beside you, and vice versa.
Anyway…last night one of those stressful and heartbreaking things happened to us after a show in Atlanta.
Our beloved Jo-Jo. Great (Grey) and mighty Vandalf. The Grey Pipe.
Your van is your home on tour and our home was broken in to. Our laptop that we use for all of our virtual instruments was stolen (the synths we need, my favorite DK, yes Donkey Kong, instrument for So Many Foreign Homes). An iPad and molded in-ears (our drummer uses these so he can hear and stay on with us correctly) were stolen. A couple passports too, though I don’t believe we can do anything musically with those anyways.
It all comes out to about $2000 worth of stuff we use to play shows…probably sitting on Craigslist somewhere, not getting as much as it should.
If you happen to live in Atlanta and see a Macbook Pro for sale that has a black hard shell, blue/rainy background and anything with Eric Hillman’s name in any documents. Likewise for an iPad 2 with a matte screen protector and black case and anything with Aaron Tosti in it. And lastly, Tosti’s molded in-ears were gone. If you think you might have the same ears as Tosti, well, good for you. He has good ears. (But really, if you see a post about them, it would be greatly appreciated to contact us below).
FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, we’re poor. None of this was financed by anyone other than the band. We don’t have tour support, and we haven’t got much to throw towards these things. Donating $1, $5, or even $10 will go a long way towards helping us give you the show we want to again.
Thank you for reading and thank you to anyone who helps us out. It will go a long way. We’ll see you soon.
Bon Iver threw a remix contest and this is what we came up with. Brian took on “Hinnom” and Eric (under the moniker “Pompous Pilot”) reworked “Wash.”. We would love your support when voting time comes around. As always we hope you enjoy the music!
I love you guys, bought your cd a few months ago, and I still love it ! Any chance of you guys heading to Europe soon, and perhaps the littlest of countries, Denmark, too? Much love and admiration - Danni
I saw you guys play in Danbury, CT last month, and have been absolutely hooked on your sound since then. When my friends ask me about any new music I've been listening to, I immediately send them your album. And now they're all hooked too. We're all dying to see another show. Do you have any plans to come back through New England anytime soon?
We will actually be heading back up to that area in October for CMJ in New York. We hope to hit Danbury again while we’re up there! We’ll let everyone know our plans for sure!
Life’s moving for me right now, and that’s what I look forward to the most. Getting from Point A to Point B - it’s really all because of Point B that anything makes sense. Getting there. Having that in the back of your mind with what you’re working on. “I’m getting there”. With hope.
Last night was amazing for us. Intimate setting at one of the best venues in town, The Basement, put on by some of the best people working in the music industry, Communion. Search both of them and learn where it’s all going, because it’s exciting.
I’m so glad to have seen Jessie Baylin in concert. You know those times you see something around long enough that it’s just there? That’s how Jessie’s name has been for me, but last night we had the chance to watch her before our set. It’s not something I can explain…it’s the soul that’s coming through. I’d recommend searching The Winds on Spotify. And then think of just the smoothest kick drum you’ve heard live, with large Christmas bulbs hanging a foot above the band’s head. A humid basement, with everyone paying attention.
This is the latest I’ve stayed up in a while. Just laying here in bed, listening to the fan become a sound in my head. It’s numbing. Usually I’m too focused, and not on one task, but “generally” focused on wanting to complete something. See, I have a hard time enjoying things…but I’m trying to give in a bit.
At 1:35am on a Monday morning, there’s not much to try and complete. So I go from checking up on the Men’s Olympic team, to esoteric blog entries about dogs, to works of fiction. At a time when it’s so easy to assume that we, as humans, have dulled society by not having enough filters (we’re all being published), beauty still breaks through.
If you’re up and reading this, please watch this video. You will be stunned at Pearson’s ability to look straight at you. Through your device.
Just beautiful! Heard you guys on Day Trotter and am in bewildered awe of all that you have achieved on your album. I live in New Zealand - would love to see you play one day but until then I will just keep day dreaming to your beautiful sounds. Big kiwi hugs Jenny x
We both have a slight fascination with the land that you live in. We can’t wait to make it there ourselves.
we first met on a youth group retreat up in northern Wisconsin. Soon after that we started playing in the youth group worship band together and having been making music together ever since. I was 15 at the time and Brian was 13.