Foreign Fields, Lush Ambient Indie Rock Duo Shares “Damages” ; Signs to Nettwerk

March 1, 2024 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Today, Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of the lush ambient indie-rock Wisconsin-based duo Foreign Fields. To celebrate the news, Brian Holl and Eric Hillman (Foreign Fields) return with their first dreamy single in two years titled “Damages.” Recorded at Hive in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with engineer Brian Joseph (Bon IverSufjan StevensVolcano Choir), “Damages” is stirred by a recurring, gentle piano line as the song is subtly pulled apart with vocal samples, as skewed noise are spliced into the mix, like the voices of ghosts in a dream, always on the periphery. Lyrically, “Damages” navigates a dream Eric had during a time of great personal strain, where he felt a sudden desire to run away from all he held dear. In the dream, Eric is visited by his grandfather, who reveals several things to him: “I guess I’ll be alright, as the damages subside,” Eric sings, as the song fades. 

 “Damages” is available on all streaming platforms here.


Foreign Fields have spent the last few years trying to simplify their lives. In 2022, with the world drastically changing, they realized a desire to do things differently: they sought out joy and excitement. Pulling a live band together with their long-time musical companions Nate Babbs (drums) and Nick Morawiecki (guitar), ideas were shared, songs were sketched in real-time, and they focused on no longer being so precious about their band’s output. Now with a new single buoyed by friendship, the power of collaborative spirit, and a reimagining of all that the band stands for. Foreign Fields is as loose and free as they’ve ever sounded while retaining the vibrant shimmer that has always provided the band’s beating heart. 

Damages begins this new chapter and follows a body of work that includes three full-length albums spanning the previous decade. Their all-encompassing 2020 LP, The Beauty Of Survival, was a lush blurring of folk, ambient, and electronica, preceded by 2017’s Take Cover and 2012’s Anywhere But Where I Am. Eric and Brian saw it then, as they do now, as the end of a chapter, the final part of a trilogy where they found answers to the questions they’d previously posed.

Foreign Fields joins Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which also includes James Vincent McMorrowOld Sea BrigadeOld Man CanyonLuke Sital-Singh, and The Paper Kites. Stay tuned for more details about upcoming release plans by following Foreign Fields on socials.