The days are hot currently; I’m sweating my mind away in the heat and I need something to take the edge off. I’ve found solace in the streetlight skulk and neu-jangle of Nite Fields and their new single, ‘You I Never Knew’. It’s the perfect sound to shift into cooler evenings and dream by night light.
Nite Fields craft perceptible dreamscapes out of new-wave nuance and post-punk pointedness. ‘You I Never Knew’ is cling-wrapped and pristine, with an alienating riff that sound tracks the emotional distance conveyed through sub-tonal vocals and despondent diatribe. Stricture as scripture, heaven in heartache.
Stereogum described this song as having a ‘bleary jangle’, yet typical jangle evokes hazy days and sunlight; this form of ‘jangle’ channels nights illuminated softly by a disinterested moon.
Nite Fields are Danny Venzin, Michael Whitney (You), Chris Campion (Multiple Man) and Liza Harvey. Their forthcoming debut LP will be released in February 2015 through Felte and Lost Race Records. The album features some musical assistance from Marly Luske (Kitchen’s Floor, Scraps) and was mixed by Nigel Lee-Yang (HTRK).