The Hiatus

by Joshua on February 3, 2012

“So where’ve you guys been?” Oh, you know. Just having babies, changing jobs, getting older, etc. We went on hiatus last fall when I had a baby on the way and things were just generally busy. We didn’t set a time to reconvene, but spoke generally of spring 2012 sometime. Will we honor that? I don’t know, we’ll see. But the baby has come and is happy and healthy, life is slowly developing a new rhythm.

Though FOI has been inactive, we’ve had other individual projects afoot. Eric and Ed now form half of the band Congress. They played Mittenfest this year and will also be at the Metrotimes Blowout in March. Ed is also still playing alongside Joel in Team Ethic, who’ve made some great recordings, and also did Mittenfest.

My own baby steps back towards active music work include an upcoming solo cassette with the new Grand Rapids tape label, Lafayette Records.

So things are moving along. We’ll see what the future holds for FOI, and whatever we come up with, we’ll post it here.

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“Gray” video

by Joshua on February 3, 2012

Thanks to whoever made this one. “Gray” is ten years old now, and has finally gotten the YouTube treatment from a stranger.

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9/15 @ Woodruff’s!

September 8, 2011

Come to Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti on Thursday 9/15 for what is likely our last show of the year. We’re up with Nathan K., The Boys Themselves and Levi Weaver.

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Low Tribute

May 3, 2011

Fields of Industry’s Joshua Barton assembled a side project for this 3-song Low Tribute from It Takes A Village To Make Records. Along with Joshua’s contribution of “Shame” from the album Long Division, Stargrazer performs “Hand So Small” and Double Saginaw Familiarity covers “Dragonfly.”
Listen below or download for free here.
JB & the Brothers and Sisters [...]

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TROUBLE HOUSE goes name-your-own-price

April 13, 2011

We sold our very last CD copy of TROUBLE HOUSE last weekend. Phew! Now, we may make another pressing and we may not, but in the meantime you can name your own price to download the album over at our Bandcamp. TWO DOGS, A TELEVISION, our 2008 album, is up there, too.
More physical musical goods [...]

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Upcoming shows

January 28, 2011

Some shows just around the bend, contrary to the empty show list here on the site (there’s a fix in the works):
2/4/11 – Joshua solo, opening a show w/ Chris Bathgate, Red Tail Ring, Little Island Lake @ the Dreamland in Ypsilanti, MI
2/5/11 – Fields of Industry @ the B-Side in Ann Arbor, MI
2/25/11 – [...]

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Eliza Joy Gallippo

January 1, 2011

Whether we coaxed her out of the womb with our set on night one of Mittenfest V this past Thursday, or she just decided the time was right, we’d all like to welcome little Eliza Joy Gallippo to the world. Fields of Industry’s own Eric Gallippo became a father on his birthday, 12/31/2010. Congratulations Eric [...]

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Fields of Industry on Lansing Music TV

November 15, 2010

Many thanks to the guys at LansingMusicTV for the interview and the great looking video. Everything you ever wanted to know about Fields and more. In a parking lot. Word.

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catchup

November 10, 2010

We must acknowledge there is some catching up to do on this internet side of things. For now, we’ll just say thanks to everyone that came out to the shows last month and everyone that has been excited about the new album. It means a lot.
No more shows now ’til December, including the much-anticipated Mittenfest.

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September 7, 2010

We’re all on the rebound from our surreal Indiana experience. Things have been good. We successfully executed at least one out-of-state show in Chicago, which was a lot of fun. Zikr and Sissy Mena were great bands and people to share a show with. We’ve also been at work planning a handful of Michigan shows [...]

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