Knuckle Rumbler Presents ART DISASTER 16
Art Disaster 16 - Holy Mountain Stage
Black and White Years, The Politics, Good Field, Totally Consensual
617 E. 7th Street
Austin, Texas, 78701
This event is 21 and over
Three years after the release of their successful debut full length, Chase the White Whale, Driver Friendly knew something had to change. The music industry was shifting, their lives were headed in separate directions, the future of the band was in question. The band was at a crossroads: call it quits after nine years of making music together or do something drastic. The answer was a retreat to a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains. A place where they could create without distractions or limitations. A place where they promised they wouldn't leave until they had a new album ready to be recorded. With the help of an avid, loyal fanbase, Kickstarter, and producer Jim Vollentine, they raised the funds necessary to record and release their newest album, Bury a Dream. The 11 new songs on the record replicate the high-energy and soaring, melodic hooks of past releases, but also reflect a bold evolution in the band's songwriting capabilities. The title at first reading may appear ominous, predicting the end of something great. Yet it merely hides the full lyric, "Bury a dream, watch it grow," declaring that dreams can die, but sometimes they must pass away in order to grow into something entirely new and beautiful. Driver Friendly is a band reborn with a new found sense of urgency to get their music to as many ears as possible. Look for them this summer on an extensive national tour and the international release of the album April, 24 2012.
Good Field began as the solo recording project of Austin, TX's Paul Price, who has played with such bands as Brazos, The Early Tapes, and Voxtrot. After writing some of the album in an isolated adobe by a cenote in Mexico, Price continued working on the songs in between tours with Brazos and Voxtrot, with instrumentation and production help from his friend Nathan Stein.
Combining influences of shoegaze, indie rock, '60s guitar tones, and pop hooks, the recording wrapped up in the summer of 2011. Shortly after, Price formed the band known as Good Field – an homage to cricket and desolate landscapes. Joining Price are fellow Austin musicians Esteban Cruz on drums, Michael McLeod (Richard Linklater film composer) on bass, and Kyle Robertson on keys. Good Field started performing live and officially released the full length in February of 2012.
While playing with Brazos, Price opened for The National, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, The Walkmen, and White Denim. Through Voxtrot, Price played on bills with Beirut, Beach House, and Little Joy