On Valentine’s Day, a split was released by Cameron Boucher of Sorority Noise and Field Medic on Flower Girl Records. Check it out in the player below and know that all proceeds from the split go to Covenant House, a charity that provides shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth.
This split was a fun surprise. As a fan of both artists I was eager to give these songs a listen. Field Medic, a new favorite of mine, starts off the split with their signature loft drum machine beats in “everydayz 2moro”. The distorted guitar lick that follows transports me to the clouds and Kevin Patrick’s honest lyrics about eating Taco Bell and practically being homeless proceed to keep me afloat. This track was easily my favorite. It has everything I want in a Field Medic song and more. I’m still singing “let’s live like everyday’s tomorrow”.
Cam’s half of the split sounded more like material one would hear from his side project Old Gray, very quiet and somber. The string arrangements in “of alaska” were a beautiful compliment to the song. The layered vocal tracks was something new for Boucher that I hope he continues to experiment with.
Overall, this is a pretty solid split. As mentioned before, it was a pleasant surprise and the fact that all the proceeds go to charity is an added bonus. Will I being returning to this track often? Honestly, if I do it’s just so I can keep listening to “everydayz 2moro” until Field Medic finally releases a real studio LP. 3/5 Scoops.
- Flower Girl Records. (2018, February 14). Cameron Boucher // Field Medic, by Flower Girl Records. Retrieved February 23, 2018, from https://flowergirlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/cameron-boucher-field-medic
- Rapid Fire Reviews: Cam Boucher/Field Medic, Step Brother/moving away from people. (2018, February 22). Retrieved February 23, 2018, from http://www.getalternative.com/rapid-fire-reviews-cam-boucherfield-medic-step-brothermoving-away-ppl/