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Music: Fields Of Green CD Release Concert Saturday
By Mike Archer. Fields of Green has conquered BC’s Okangan and Interior and since February has been making inroads in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. With their latest video “I Can’t Believe This Tree” the band appears ready to break out.
F.O.G. is having its Fraser Valley CD Release Show at the Walnut Grove Hall in Langley Apr. 24. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d love to see some old faces and a whole bunch of new ones too,Ã¢â‚¬Â the band’s Chilliwack bass player Connor Tkach told Today Media Group.
“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be a great night of music, featuring our own Kyle Tubbs as the opening act.Ã¢â‚¬Â says Tkach.”
Event: Fields of Green Langley CD Release!
Start Time: Saturday, April 24 at 7:00pm
End Time: Sunday, April 25 at 12:00am
Where: West Langley Hall
To Watch And Listen To Field’s Of Green’s New Video Click Here.The new song is skillful mix of the bands vaunted musical and recording abilities, once again mixing styles and coming out with something superior to show for it.
The video shows their strengths and introduces the band since the addition of Chilliwack musician Connor Tkach as on bass and guitar.
It’s Tkach’s first opportunity to show his style and based on this song he’s a great addition to the band.
The band will also be promoting their new CD ‘Blanktown’ which they’ve been touring since was first released in January. With shows in Delta and at Vancouver’s The Bourbon Fields of Green has showed they’ve really got what it takes out of the studio as well. Both Delta and Vancouver shows demonstrated a well-oiled machine on stage and the crowds responded to their show as much as thei sound.
F.O.G. originally released Blanktown Jan 9 at the Kelowna Community Theatre to a large and appreciative audience of over 600 fans and critical success. We were lucky enough to get an advance copy and fans are in for a treat.
F.O.G. collaborated with Vytas Sinkevicius, Patty Curran, and Jimmy LeGuilloux of Tree Fort Music in West Kelowna, BC on the CD. Since executive producers Vytas and Patty (who recorded lead singer Kyle TubbsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ solo album, Atlas is Going Bowling, in 2007, and two FOG demo tracks in 2008) approached the group in February 2009 about recording a full length CD, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve spent countless hours recording and mixing with engineer LeGuilloux, pouring blood, sweat, tears, and other mysterious substances into their debut album.
On the new CD, F.O.G. have expanded their horizons and tried some stunning new mixes. Without falling into the trap that so often engulfs young bands, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve mastered the recording studio without going too far.
From The Bands Bio at sonicbids.com:
The dynamic foursome from Kelowna, BC has only been around since 2008, but theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been breaking ground quickly ever since, trampling the expectations of slouching teenagers and erect professionals alike while shattering pre-existing notions of brilliance underfoot.
Like a slightly less violent, highly localized Spanish Inquisition, Fields of Green will flay you to the bone with their genre-hopping post-rock getup, and then build you back with superb technical skill, weaving flesh and sinew together with haunting melody, gymnastic rhythms, flawless vocals, and seriously fresh style.
Imagine your favourite flavour of Jell-O. Now your second favourite. And your third, and your fourth. Got the idea? Good. Now, imagine that those flavours are people. Not just any people, but musicians by the names Kyle Tubbs, Johnny Jansen, Kevin Dreger, and Connor Tkach.
Congratulations! YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just imagined Fields of Green. With such individual tastes, comparing this four to a dessert gelatin mash-up isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t such a stretch; theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a difficult deal to handle with only a single-genre-fork.
Where the Jell-OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s runny, musical influences collide, oozing equal parts Mute Math/Coldplay Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which colour the shifting masterful cadences of DregerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s keyboard pieces Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and The Mars Volta, the electric dervishes that spin inside the warped and stilted mind of fiercely energetic drum-hound Jansen.
Where the Jell-OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chunky, blobs and pixels of character punctuate the music, showcasing KyleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s raw, immaculate vocals and salient guitar work (which nod to Elliott Smith, Ray Lamontagne, Fleet Foxes and John Lennon alike), and underscoring the ensemble with Connor’s bass lines.
Where the Jell-OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just right, the abilities of the four joint-songwriters and all around outstanding musicians come together in a harmonious display of flavours, melodies, riffs, rocks, and rolls.
If you want to taste the sound of your favourite wobbly dessert, come to a live show and have your senses tingled by one of CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best young bands Ã¢â‚¬â€œ overnight refrigeration not required!
To Listen To Fields Of Green And Find Out More About Them Click Here or go to www.fieldsofgreen.ca.
Band consists of:
Kyle Tubbs – Vocals / Guitar
Kevin Dreger – Keys
Johnny Jansen – Drums
Connor Tkach – Bass / Vocals
The band records and is produced at Tree Fort Studios.
To Listen To Fields Of Green Click Here.