minner bucket records proudly presents a new lo-fi folk masterpiece titled the field, by stripmall ballads, the nome de plume of songwriter and maryland native phillips saylor. in the field, saylor presents rich stories, woven together with inspired music and delivery, using the threadbare tools at his disposal. phillips' songs bring the highest level of poetic vision, musicality, humor and pathos, all presented here with consummate rough skill to create a moving dramatic experience. only 200 sequentially numbered hand assembled copies of the field with be made, with five different hand drawn covers from the artist himself. here at minner bucket records, we trust you will enjoy the fruits of our labor.
produced by danny barnes from the original 4 track cassette sessions.
released April 2, 2013