|Stars of Track and Field
Centuries Before Love and War
(Sidecho, June 6)
by Ashley Graham
Stars of Track and Fieldís ambient, droney-but-not-too-droney sound has always appealed to us Northwesters. We love our own, and we continue to love those that build on the sounds of our own. This particular sound is reminiscent of favorites of recent years like the Postal Service, but itís built upon that and feels, at this stage in the game, a heck of a lot more refreshing. Itís perfect for headphones, but it can also easily fill a room. I canít say Iím a huge fan of the photo of the band aiming guns at me on their website, but I can live with it when the music is this good. The shows in their native Portland and second-home Seattle are often sell-outs, so hereís to hoping the name travels elsewhere, as it should. Favorite track: ďWith You.Ē
More information: www.starsoftrackandfield.com.