Throughout 2020 Kevin Patrick Sullivan, the Bay Area singer/songwriter known as Field Medic, has been sharing an enticing series of one-off singles, releasing episodes of his web series the field medic show, and inviting listeners into his creative world with hints at the mysterious Floral Prince. Today Sullivan has revealed Floral Prince: a collection of these previously released singles and seven other unheard songs that reflects his unique songwriting approach. Due out October 2nd from RFC, the music on Floral Prince often finds Sullivan harkening back to the spontaneity of Field Medic's earlier work and embracing a looser, off-the-cuff process that compliments his endless well of songs and poetry. To mark the announcement, Sullivan has shared one more early taste of Floral Prince with "i will not mourn who i was that has gone away," a spirited acoustic singalong capturing everything that makes Sullivan's songwriting so captivating with just a few chords, his warm voice, and conversational lyrics.
Happy Bandcamp Friday! Today we are releasing a compilation of RFC artist demos, unreleased songs, and voice memo tracks to benefit the MusiCares Covid 19 Relief Fund. 100% of the proceeds will be donated, and the compilation is only available until midnight EST tonight.
We are extremely pleased to announce the signing of Austin Texas based Sun June, a band we've admired for a long time, and who's debut LP Years has become an all time favorite for many of us. Today, we are premiering the fully self-directed and self-produced music video for the song "Singing", a subdued, glimmering look into the band's forthcoming follow-up album coming next year.
The five members of Sun June spent their early years spread out across the United States, from the boonies of the Hudson Valley to the sprawling outskirts of LA. Having spent their college years within the gloomy, cold winters of the North East, Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury found themselves in the vibrant melting-pot of inspiration that is Austin, Texas. Meeting each other while working on Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’, the pair were immediately taken by the city’s bustling small clubs and honky-tonk scene, and the fact that there was always an instrument within reach, always someone to play alongside.
Coming alive in this newly discovered landscape, Colwell and Salisbury formed Sun June alongside Michael Bain on lead guitar, Sarah Schultz on drums, and Justin Harris on bass and recorded their debut album live to tape, releasing it via the city’s esteemed Keeled Scales label in 2018. The band coined the term ‘regret pop’ to describe the music they made on the ‘Years’ LP. Though somewhat tongue in cheek, it made perfect sense ~ the gentle sway of their country leaning pop songs seeped in melancholy, as if each subtle turn of phrase was always grasping for something just out of reach.
Stay tuned for news on the band's forthcoming album due next year.
Stream and download "Cold in the Summer", the new standalone single from Young Guv. All proceeds from Bandcamp purchases will be donated to the Southwest COVID-19 Emergency Response fund lead by the International Indigenous Youth Counci.