Fields Of This by Chatterton

Release date: March 29, 2024
Label: 7th Heaven

Chatterton started out as one of those maverick solo projects that wandered through the fields of modern pop, rock, or whatever California’s Brock Pierce had in mind for his first series of self-recorded and self-released projects, starting back in 2017.

Then, in 2021, Pierce joined forces with multi-instrumentalist and producer Logan Schrivner, and after three years of songwriting and recording, the duo came up with Fields Of This, their first joint album under the Chatterton moniker.

And as with Brock’s original solo project under the same name, the duo came up with a dozen of tracks that wander all over the alt-rock spectrum, throwing out references to everybody from Pavement and Dinosaur Jr. to Sparklehorse and even Radiohead at their most melodic.

 

Yet, instead of being torn about where to go and being disconnected at the joints, the duo tie all the minute, sometimes complex changes within their music with some sensible, melodic glue that makes their music flow efficiently, sometimes loudly, sometimes gently, throughout.

It seems that the painstaking, three-year-long process did wonders for the duo, as they have come up with one of the more fresh and stimulating alt-rock albums this year so far.

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