RIYL: Mount Eerie, The Microphones, Phosphorescent, Bonnie â€śPrinceâ€ť Billy
Label: Moone Records
Formally the bassist in Rodriguez alongside M. Ward and a celebrated vocal addition for The Microphones, Kyle Field had mastered the off-kilter folk sound long before it broke into indie culture. His sepia-toned project knows as Little Wings took flight in the late ’90s and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact, he put a new album out this year.
One of his most acclaimed works among his fan base is 2002’s Wonderue, originally released on the beloved K Records. An impossibly joyous collection of songs, Wonderue trips and ramshackles through a dreamy, inventive kaleidoscope of sounds and still feels as fresh as it did in the early aughts. On top of the eclectic instrumentation from drum machines to flutes to upright pianos, Field’s inimitable vocals take center stage. If you love Bonnie Prince’s leathery harmonies and Phil Elvrum’s left-of-the-dial delivery, Little Wings belongs in your collection.
Moone Records has done the world a great service and reissued this fantastic release on beautiful black vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies, listen to the entire album after the ‘buy’ link or take a stab at a few tracks below. Don’t forget to put those headphones on, kiddo.
Art by Kyle Field
Printed reverse board jacket
Foil-stamped with gold foil
Black vinyl limited to 1000 copies
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive