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Field Report
The High Noon Saloon
Madison, WI
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Field Report

Partisan Records is incredibly excited to announce that they have
signed Milwaukee's Field Report. The band's debut record, Field
Report, is due to be released on September 11, 2012. Field Report can
be seen on tour this summer, supporting Emmylou Harris and Counting
Crows, whose lead singer Adam Duritz enthused to Rolling Stone, "It is
undeniable when you listen to Field Report. This is just great
music." Rolling Stone agreed, championing the record as a "breakout
debut." The tracklisting and full list of tour dates are below.
Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, who cut his musical
teeth with DeYarmond Edison (the other members of which were Justin
Vernon/Bon Iver 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 over. It was really just beginning.
For the first time in his life, he began writing his own songs, which
he spent the following five years carefully divining, killing off,
revising, and honing. In December 2011, the record was finally
recorded at Vernon's studio (with engineer Beau Sorenson).
Porterfield explains, "We began to feel like it was time to make a
record in the fall of 2011. Around that time, Bon Iver was touring,
and came through Milwaukee. I was talking with Justin, and he said
that he had heard through the grapevine that I finally had found the
right people to play with. He invited us to use his space. We were
particularly interested in recording at his studio (April Base)
because of the large live room. We wanted to capture the sound of a
band in a moment. We specifically brought Beau [Sorenson] in for this
reason, and for his love of later Talk Talk."
The result is a haunting set of songs that's crafty, lyrical, 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 several high-profile showcases, as well as a
Daytrotter session that can be heard HERE.
This momentum continued into the spring, as Rolling Stone's feature on
the band championed them as "poised to break out in 2012." Much of
Porterfield's early praise has focused on his poetic prowess: admired
Pitchfork, "[Porterfield] lifts parables and history lessons
wholesale to apply them to his own conflicts." SPIN loved the band's
"quiet, Will Oldham-like fire," while the San Francisco Bay-Guardian
noted that Porterfield's "retrospection and emotionalitywill make you
want to melt into his world." Aquarian Drunkard was awed by the
"honey and gravel vocals," while NYLON deemed the music "pure
stripped-down gorgeousness."
Having a uniquely direct connection with fans is something Field
Report has already emphasized. They have three tracks freely
downloadable on their website (http://www.field-report.org) as well as a
phone number where fans can text a question directly to the band



The High Noon Saloon (View)
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
United States


Music > Indie

Minimum Age: 18
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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