Field Trip: From the boroughs of Disneyland, California we the Field Trip have emerged from the folk drenched status quo to something else. Something outside of the box. Aliens making super rad tunes. Something for you to enjoy.
Having been a complete band since March 2011, we have played the OC peninsula extensively; from as far North as Fullerton, and as deep south as Huntington Beach.
Starting as a ...pseudo-folk band, we've incorporated many fringe elements and constructed a sound that is... sorta weird, but good.
Our primary members include ex-members of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band: Allen Van Orman and Dustin Apodaca. Our guitarists Kevin Conway and Jeremy Schnaible subdue audiences with their abstract constructions. Joseph Assef: a drummer with purpose and excellent timing. And pianist Timmy "The Great" (Calacsan): some drunk they picked up at a bar where they had their first couple of shows.
We've played and we've conquered certain minds and ears who've turned our way. We don't perceive to know what is good: we are great at what we do and think that you'd enjoy us if you saw us live.
So sit back in this empty school bus, have a couple beers, and enjoy The Field Trip.
Warships : Warships are an indie band from Los Angeles. The quintet's mix of laid back pop grooves and earnest, playful song-craft is a contrast to many of their contemporaries. Soon after forming, they attracted the attention of producer Raymond Richards, and along with enlisting the help of mixing engineer Darrell Thorp, the band has made a debut album full of undeniable hooks and haunting choruses dressed in dreamy atmospherics.
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