Single Serving Of Holiday Cheer: Field Report 'On Christmas Eve'
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014

  • Posted by: K. Hess

Field Report, originally the solo project of Chris Porterfield, is yet another talented soft-folk project with darkened synth sensibility to emerge from the Wisconsin-based outfit DeYarmond Edison. Former bandmates include of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and noise-jazz opposite Megafaun. Much like the melancholy folk of Bon Iver, the band shares it's talent for darkly observational lyricism, often juxtaposing the distance of observation and the visceral reality of experience. "On Christmas Eve," is a ballad that paces through conflict to land on a note of uplifting normalcy. Built from the bones of a song Porterfield had though discarded, the song was re-born after a fan's chance suggestion: On our last tour, a guy came up after the show and asked about this tune that we had played with a bit a year ago. He said I should bring it back. I was never crazy about how it came out, but I liked a couple of verses. Those two happened to fall around Christmas." Listen to it below: Field Report is on tour next month with Bahamas and Tweedy. January 14: Pittsburgh, PA . Club Cafe (w/ Bahamas) January 16: Louisville, KY . Zanzabar (w/ Bahamas) January 17: Nashville, TN . Mercy Lounge (w/ Bahamas) January 20: Houston, TX . Fitzgeralds (w/ Bahamas) January 21: Austin, TX . Stubbs Jr. (w/ Bahamas) January 22: Dallas, TX . Kessler Theater (w/ Bahamas) January 26: London . The Islington January 28: Dublin . Vicar Street (w/ Tweedy) January 29: Glasgow . Royal Concert Hall (w/ Tweedy) January 30: Manchester . The Ritz (w/ Tweedy) Field Report's sophomore album Marigolden is out now via Partisan Records, get your copy on iTunes.
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