We last heard from Nick Sumner & The Assistance back in August of 2020 upon the release of their single “Look Out Below.” The song was the third release from a band who made their debut in 2018 with the EP Embers. That record introduced a New York City band with a cerebral sound that is equal parts indie and progressive rock.
Nick Sumner writes modern rock songs, but weaves many different and unexpected threads into that otherwise familiar tapestry. The band is equally adept at Rush-like art rock complexity as they are at gritty Steve Earle-style Americana. This is the sound of musicians who have honed their chops on the unforgiving stages of New York City’s famously competitive music scene.
“Potter’s Field” is the brand new single from Nick Sumner & The Assistance, released worldwide via all major streaming services on July 29, 2022. The emotional power ballad is a soulful and sorrowful look at the generally horrible way in which humans historically treat one another. Crash cymbals rattle and power chords ring out across a stark landscape as Nick Sumner uses historical references and poetic imagery to call out the horrors of war and violent oppressors.
Check out the powerful “Potter’s Field” lyric video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Nick Sumner & The Assistance. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this talented New York band.