Posted in MP3 | music | pictures on April 25, 2012

words, by Andrew Sacher, photos by Tim Griffin & Amanda Hatfield

DOWNLOAD: Field Report - "I Am Not Waiting Anymore" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Field Report - "Fergus Falls" (MP3)

Field Report @ Hotel Vegan (by Tim Griffin)
BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012

Many know the story of how when DeYarmond Edison broke up, Justin Vernon started Bon Iver and the remaining members formed Megafaun. Well apparently, there's a missing piece to that puzzle that the world recently learned about. The remaining DeYarmond Edison member, Chris Porterfield, "hung back in Wisconsin" while Bon Iver and Megafaun continued releasing records and touring, and began working on his project, Field Report which he has since expanded to a full live band.

Like Justin Vernon's early solo work, Field Report creates a sparsely textured, slow-burning take on contemporary folk, though Chris has far more of a rootsy twang in his voice than his fellow ex-DeYarmond Edison spinoffs. Check it out for yourself by downloading two tracks, "I Am Not Waiting Anymore" and "Fergus Falls," above or streaming them below.

Field Report, who have not played NYC yet but just finished a tour opening for Megafaun which brought them back to Austin, made their live debut at SXSW where they played Hotel Vegan on a stage with other folk artists including ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman's new Father John Misty project. More pictures from Field Report's set, and the song streams (when Soundcloud stops being down), are below.

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Field Report - "I Am Not Waiting Anymore"

Field Report - "Fergus Falls"

Field Report @ Hotel Vegan (by Tim)

BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012

BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012

Field Report @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda)

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

Field Report is playing Hopscotch Festival in September. Maybe we'll get their first NYC shows around them too.

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Comments (25)

This news is not LIN.SA.NITY WORTH.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 1:38 PM

*Worthy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 1:38 PM

awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:07 PM

These two songs are actually pretty fucking good. Fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:08 PM

well, fuck

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:17 PM

they should take bon iver's grammy and give it to these guys cause they rule so much more

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:21 PM

yessssssssssssssssssss. i want.

Posted by Joshua Trip | April 25, 2012 2:21 PM

really beautiful. when next in ny??

Posted by VWB | April 25, 2012 2:24 PM

I saw them at SXSW and they were INCREDIBLE. I can't wait for the new album

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:28 PM

my butt itches

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:35 PM

WOW look at the embroidery on that chair

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:36 PM

They should have gotten Prince Fielder to join the band.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:38 PM

if i could remove my right testicle and replace it with this band that would be amazing. that way when i jack off field report would come out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:39 PM

porterfield -> field report. get it?? i figured it out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:54 PM

"Repriced Flirt Hos" is a much better anagram of dude's name.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:58 PM

On second thought, maybe it should be "Rerecord Flip Shit"

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 2:59 PM

that portishead girl really let herself go

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:01 PM

Wasn't expecting much but definitely impressed, really great songs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:16 PM

they LOOK like the indie folk version of hot chip. nerds. but good tunes tho. nerds nonetheless.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:22 PM

Chris Porterfield is talented.we are waiting more from you

Posted by Football Highlights | April 25, 2012 11:03 PM

So did anybody take up his offer to pull his finger?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:58 AM

surprisingly very good songs, keep up the good work

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 9:58 AM

i loved your SXSW. expecting to see you again this year. great indian fan of you.

Posted by web submit | May 6, 2012 2:01 PM

I saw them at SXSW (great acoustics at the Pres. church), and again in Santa Fe. Can't wait for their album to drop! Date?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 11:54 PM

chris rules

Posted by jordon | August 1, 2013 7:11 PM

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