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Anywhere But Where I Am

by Foreign Fields

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Taller 04:55
Mountaintop 05:19
Pillars 04:47
Perfect Home 05:04
Fake Arms 06:28


A year of our lives. Recorded in an abandoned office building in the dead of Wisconsin winter and our home studio in Nashville's sweltering summer.


Disco Naivete
"You probably have high expectations of Foreign Fields after this little piece of text and the comparance with the Grammy-awarded Bon Iver, but I am confident your expectations will be met. I present you: Foreign Fields’ astonishing debut album Anywhere But Where I Am - available as a stream and/or free download below, but you’ll end up ordering a physical copy before you’ve even finished the first play of this beauty."

"Stumbling upon an album as good as this duo’s debut LP is not the kind of luck that happens every day. Eric Hillman and Brian Holl’s music has the depth of a deep green lake, one you watch through the seasons; from summer swimming to frozen white. The richness here is full and deep, and you should find a good long book and a quiet corner and listen to the entirety of this record over and over with headphones and a pot of hot tea."

Smoke Don't Smoke
"Maybe it’s the rain today that makes this song/album hit so heavy. The rain always does that. But boy am I glad Mark (YVYNYL) stumbled on this, and decided to share. The album plays as a soundtrack for the contemplative wandering soul."

Steam Engine
"From the initial chords of the album opener, "The Lake to the Land," Foreign Fields' album Anywhere But Where I Am oozes a simplicity that is deeply hidden in the talents of the musicians. I wish I could say that I'm being completely objective here, but I can't. For the most part, I am, but I just can't find anything wrong with this album. From start to finish, it truly is brilliance personified. There isn't a weak song on the album."

"The eventual first work is more complete sounding album than many established acts are capable of coming out with. It recalls the ghostliness, the isolation of Justin Vernon’s first work. But there’s also a hint of genuine skilled musicianship, alongside the occasional, echoing xx-esque guitar line or the stripped back folk workmanship of certain songs that recall Vernon’s Volcano Choir project rather than his solo ilk. Either way, it’s a secret little gem of an album, one that ought to spread its wings and get picked up by a lucky label. Here’s to hoping."


released April 23, 2012

All music and lyrics written and performed by Eric Hillman and Brian Holl

Produced by Eric Hillman


Charles Asch - Cello
Hitoshi Yamaguchi - Cello
Ben Voce - Violin


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