Before Justin Vernon started breaking hearts with Bon Iver, he led a band called DeYarmond Edison, which was based first in Wisconsin and then in North Carolina. Other members of that band went on to form Megafaun. But one former member, Chris Porterfield, left the band when everyone else moved to North Carolina. He’s now recording under the name Field Report, and he crafted his self-titled debut album at Bon Iver’s April Base studio. Below, download “I Am Not Waiting Anymore” and “Fergus Falls,” two songs from the album. They’re both awfully pretty. He’s also got a bunch of dates coming up with Megafaun, and we’ve got those below.
Those tour dates:
03/30/12 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern *
03/31/12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
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 *
* with Megafaun
No word yet on when Field Report is out, but this is a promising start.