Field Medic is the moniker of LA-based songwriter Kevin Patrick, who will be performing at The Mr. Roboto Project on 5/5
Field Medic’s new record fade into the dawn, was released on Run For Cover records on 4/19. Patrick’s music bridges a narrowing gap between post-millennial urban folk songwriting and Americana traditions, and he’s continuing to build buzz as a compelling artist known for his lyrical wit and radical honesty. Recent media coverage includes a live session with Paste, The Fader, Stereogum, Uproxx and Noisey. Patrick also continues to build buzz as a compelling performer who can enrapture a crowd with his understated natural charisma.
Stream “the bottle’s my lover, she’s just my friend” via YouTube:https://youtu.be/cI4X0ofc2X4 Kevin Patrick on “the bottle’s my lover, she’s just my friend”:”this song first came into my head as an idea when i was still living in san francisco, working & living in the sunroom. i was sort of seeing somebody & was reflecting on how more times than not they would ask me to come hang out or do something & i would decline under the pretense of being busy, but wind up drinking alone in my room… maybe making art, but mostly just drinking for the sake of getting drunk. flash forward 6 months or so & i had moved out of san francisco, quit my job, & was bouncing between touring & couch surfing. one day in canoga park where i was crashing with my friend derek, i was struck with the profound sadness, lack of inspiration, & direction i felt… i lived no where, didn’t have much to show for my ‘leap of faith,’ but the one constant in my life for many years was my habit of hanging out alone & drinking until i passed out. i remember sitting in a pink chair & i picked up a guitar & the whole song came out in a matter of minutes. i didn’t record a demo in the moment & days later i remembered i’d written it & had to search quite deep into my mind to remember the melody.” Watch a live performance of “the bottle’s my lover, she’s just my friend” at Break Thru Radio in New York.
|Field Medic has also announced a west coast addition to his album release tour that will make stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and more. Find a full list of tour dates below and at www.fieldmedic.net and pre-order fade into the dawn via Run For Cover Records. Recently, The Fader premiered “used 2 be a romantic” and said, “It’s the 27-year-old singer-songwriter’s most complete and, in parts, surreally beautiful record to date — drifting off into lush acoustics more often than it relies on tinned noise, laced with twilit reflections on ruin without succumbing entirely to darkness.”|
UPROXX shared the video for “henna tattoo,” the first song released from the album, and said, “The raw honesty of the song is enhanced by its warm video. Patrick is as gifted a filmmaker as he is a musician, and Field Medic is one of the most exciting indie acts of 2019.” Paste Magazine said, “…his anxious infatuation is presented as a passing, unadorned outpouring, conflicting thoughts and emotions rushed to paper, then tape, using only the implements Patrick had at hand.” fade into the dawn is Patrick’s first proper full-length release for Run For Cover following his critically acclaimed collection songs from the sunroom, which received acclaim from BrooklynVegan, Noisey, Stereogum and more.