Fielded, Zath, Verma | Hideout | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Fielded, Zath, Verma Recommended Soundboard

When: Fri., April 29, 10 p.m. 2011

It's hard not to fall for Fielded, the solo project from Ga'an vocalist Lindsay Powell. One listen to "White Death," the title track of her new seven-inch on Sophomore Lounge Records, ought to be enough for anyone with a working prefrontal cortex and the capacity to feel. A rapturous, minimalist anthem, it features sparse, sampled vocal percussion and a velvety backdrop of pulsing synths, but the real treat is Powell's clear, fierce voice. Her singing anchors the four-song single, and it's just as moving whether she's shouting to the heavens or electronically warping her voice beyond recognition. Onstage she's no less engaging, often tossing a hand in the air like a gospel singer swept up by a gust of melody or a flood of the holy spirit—and in the heat of the moment you can feel it right along with her. —Leor Galil

Price: $8

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