Trapped in the Tumblr Closet: Field Mouse
Even if you’ve never heard the band Field Mouse, you can probably infer a lot about what they sound like from their name. Layers of shimmering guitars? Dreamy, stargazing melodies? Gently melancholic vocals? Check, check, check. Unlike a lot of indie-pop revivalists, however, this Brooklyn two-piece knows a thing or two about pop songcraft, a fact that’s showcased on the two excellent 7” singles they released last year.
And while their sound might draw inspiration from the shoegaze movement, they’re anything but self-serious introverts; their live shows are often punctuated by off-color jokes and deadpan rambling. The band members certainly brought their sense of humor with them when they stopped by the Tumblr Closet to chat about their songwriting process, love of Halloween and respective spirit animals.
— Mehan Jayasuriya