Field Trip is essentially Cord Weiss, whom astute powerpop followers would recognize as an erstwhile member of the late great Star Collector. This eponymous debut 4-track EP is a brilliant showcase of the immense musical gifts that Cord no doubt possesses. Not least a sense of humor with “Angelina Jolie” which contains such priceless sentiments like “With big lips and big t-t-tattoos/You’re all attitude” – unless of course, he’s dead serious!
With the guitar crunch levels set to “kill”
and melodic quotient pitched at the stratosphere, powerpop ecstasy is
guaranteed. The dynamic “Into You,” the punky “Coulda Been,” the breezy
“Glitter” and the punchy aforementioned tribute to Ms Jolie bear testimony
to Cord’s tremendous potential. All aboard! B+