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Field Trip Day One Leaves Us Breathless

Posted on June 04, 2017

Day one of Field Trip was a shining example of what can happen when community and music (and amazing weather, of course!) come together.

Now in its fifth year, the festival continues to wow us with a stacked lineup, great food (seriously—our stomachs have never been happier), new friends and tons to see and do.

Before we make our way back to Fort York for Phoenix, Feist, BadBadNotGood and more, we’re looking back on day one of Field Trip.

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Overcoats are the total package: with beautiful harmonies that glide over sing-along choruses, vocal loops, and a killer sense of style, this New York duo is equally capable of making infectious dance anthems as they are at crafting ethereal, R&B tinged bedroom pop. Donning nude-hued jackets and adorning their gear with flowers, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell transported us to a picturesque, sun-drenched, Instagram-filtered beach from the first note. For those that came out early to Field Trip, they were greatly rewarded.

You’re going to want to add songs like “Leave The Light On” to your summer playlist ASAP.

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The ever-evolving sonic landscapes that Bernice brings to life are nothing short of incredible. Singer Robin Dann leads this wolf pack through a blend of ‘80s pop, shoe gaze, and even house music sensibilities that’s all their own. You’ll find your feet tapping, head bopping, and hips swaying to smooth jams like ‘first ray of sun through the window’ anthem “St. Lucia” and the moonlight-soaked “Talking About Her.” Their live show pulls out all the stops to bring this

What we’re saying is, they’ll find their way into soundtracking every part of your day.

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The emotional rollercoaster that Joseph delivers with some a powerful punch is the perfect material for festivals. The three sisters (Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner) have a gift for soaring vocals, and combined, they’re unstoppable. Whether it’s belting out the next timeless ballad or selling the hell out of a shimmering, summer-ready pop track, they possess a musical prowess that knocks you back a step and makes you wonder… “what did I just witness?”

If their set at Field Trip is any indication, you’re going to want to check out this family affair before they’re selling out arenas across the world.

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Tei Shi

Tei Shi’s blend of electronic, R&B, and pop is something she dubs “mermaid music”, and there’s really no better description: Her songs seeks out every nook and cranny and inject them with bubbling bass and buzzing synths—before you know it, you’re drowning in a sea of weightless delight.

Both eerily minimal and effortlessly lush, Tei Shi commands the center of attention as all the pieces of the puzzle take their time to find a fit. Her vocals can go from soft and stoic to brash and brazen with a click of her fingers. Ever emerging from clouds of smoke that never seemed to dissipate, Tei Shi made her mark on the Field Trip stage, stopping every passerby dead in their tracks.

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Broken Social Scene

What can be said about Broken Social Scene that hasn’t been said before? This Canadian supergroup of indie darlings changed music forever with albums like You Forgot It In People and Forgiveness Rock Record both within our borders and internationally.

Before they return with Hug of Thunder, their first album in over seven years, BSS treated us to an epic set featuring the who’s who of rock music. With stage appearances by members Emily Haines (lead singer of Metric), Feist, Torquil Campbell (of Stars) and more, the revolving door of cameos kept us on our toes and continuously delighted.

New songs like the Feist-led title track “Hug of Thunder” had the crowd as enamored as classics like “(7/4) Shoreline” and “KC Accidental.”

There is no better time than now to check out this incredible family of musicians before they continue to make history once more.

Take a peek outside of the music at the other offerings of Field Trip below, and come say hey to us on Day Two!

See you there!

Check out our coverage of Field Trip Day Two here!