Open Fields
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Open Fields

Little Rock, AR | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Little Rock, AR | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Psychedelic




""Blissed Out with Open Fields""

" The night's big winner, however, by something like common consensus, was Little Rock psych-rock band Open Fields, which played hypnotic cosmic-rock jams and a kind of carnivalesque '60s pop that occasionally mutated into something darker and harder-edged. Their front man had long, wild hair and a moustache that contributed to a general Laurel Canyon/David Crosby vibe, and at one point paused the show to thank "God and the devil and 'My Dog Skip' and 'That Darn Cat' and all manner of highs and lows."

Brooks was a fan of their "awesome melodic texture," and Gray of their "mesmerizing rock psychedelia." "This is Sunday music," Glover wrote. "If you are attempting to piece the story together, put your world back in frame, Open Fields' ethereal, otherworldly crooning punctuated with vaudeville and psychedelic thump might just hold the key." Early Pink Floyd and Galaxie 500 and Elephant 6 were all cited as antecedents. Crisp summed up the judges' general feeling, noting, "I freaking love this band." " - Arkansas Times - Will Stephenson


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Born out of a common love of twenties swing jazz, sixties rock and pop music, and the multitude of contemporaries claiming nebulous labels like, dream, space, chill, trance, Open Fields are really just trying to have a good time.  "We like to hypnotize audiences, almost lull them to sleep, and then wake 'em back up again and get 'em dancing!"  Their concerts really do a fair job of imparting the feeling of a psychedelic trip with lots of long, breathing, almost ambient passages bridging mid- to up-tempo, garage rock grooves. Their four-part vocal harmonies sound, at times, otherworldly, and, at times, warm and familiar.  Their dense arrangements and occasional use of dissonance can feel heavy at times, but the weight is always resolved by the end of a song.  At heart, they seem to be just trying to have a good time, and take everyone along with them.

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