Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:52:44
ARTISTdirect.com would like to introduce you to Field Report, the creation of Chris Porterfield, whose debut record, out in July 2012, is a collection of songs six years in the making.
He has a bit of a connection to the hotter-than-hot Bon Iver.
Chris cut his musical teeth with DeYarmond Edison (the other members of which were Justin Vernon and Megafaun). After their breakup in 2006, Bon Iver and Megafaun went on to success while Chris hung back in Wisconsin, thinking his career in music was probably over. It was really just beginning. For the first time in his life, he began writing his own songs, which he spent the following six years carefully perfecting. In December 2011, the record was finally committed to tape at Vernon's studio.
The result is a haunting set of songs both crafty and poignant. After sending a few unfinished tracks to select people, the response was immediate and impactful: producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Warren Zevon, The Pixies, Uncle Tupelo) fell in love with them and offered to mix the record, which he did in February 2012. The songs were also met with acclaim from many SXSW presenters, resulting in invitations to play at ten shows, including Brooklyn Vegan, Daytrotter, Adam Duritz's showcase, and Pandora.
Prior to SXSW, the band had yet to play a live show, and they still have barely any presence online. Despite this, they have already attracted a swell of attention nationwide, a testament to the power of their music alone.
The website contains the tour dates and a phone number (414-215-9956) which people can use to contact the band directly via text. The full list of tour dates is below.
04/03/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
04/04/12 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
04/05/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
04/06/12 - Tempe, AZ @ The Sail Inn
04/08/12 - Santa Fe, NM @ Sol Santa Fe
04/10/12 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
04/12/12 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
04/14/12 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Hear two unmastered preview tracks...
"I Am Not Waiting Anymore":
Are you interested in Field Report?