Field Trip is a bedroom pop project fronted by Noah Davies. Davies moved to New York in 2014 and became fascinated with neo-psych and ’90s-inflected synth sounds. “Never” is the first song off the group’s forthcoming debut album, and it loops and spirals with the same kind of mesmerizing, warm guitars that made Real Estate beloved, before venturing into destroyed pop territory. At points the sounds seem like they’re melting a little, held too close to the flame of memory, and a jazzy breakdown surfaces at the end like a sudden afterthought. “Never” is a song for when your nostalgia starts to fray, when you stop worshiping the past and let it dissipate without holding on. Davies says of the song: “‘Never’ is about a lot of feelings mostly, about love and hesitation and eternal suburban nostalgia, and odd things like this that made me scream it for first time, like it had been there forever.” Aside from Davies, Field Trip is composed of guitarist Nico Guyer on guitar, bassist Skylar Young, drummer Jason Park and Phill Dabs on synths. Their debut album is slated for release in the fall. Listen to “Never” below and check out their upcoming New York show dates below.
09/01 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
09/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
10/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium