San Francisco-based musician Kevin Patrick has been releasing pickled folk music as Field Medic for a few years now, and has amassed a healthy Bandcamp discography in that time. His next release, Songs From The Sunroom, is his first for Run For Cover Records, and it’s a compilation of (mostly) previously released songs that serve as a snapshot of the songwriter’s talents as they’ve developed since he started putting out music. One new song included is “Do A Little Dope,” taken from a live recording, and it’s a light-sounding ditty that tackles the heavy topic of addiction. Patrick evokes atmosphere with simplicity, from the dog howls the audience helps out with that lead him out (a recurring tic in his music) and the classical imagery he sues that feels pervasive and enduring: “The devil, he ain’t waitin’ on no angel’s choir/ He’s down in the parlor having him a smoke/ He chuckles, ‘Take your time’,” he sings. Listen to the track below.
12/02 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
12/07 Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
12/08 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
12/09 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
* w/ The Neighbourhood
Songs From the Sunroom is out 11/10 via Run For Cover.