Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, who cut his musical teeth with
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the members of Megafaun in the now-legendary band
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 created at Vernon's studio in Fall Creek, WI. The result is a haunting, lyrical narrative that has already garnered a swell of attention nationwide.
Within six months of their first-ever public performance, Field Report had secured tours with Emmylou Harris and Counting Crows. Their music has been added to in-store playlists at 7,500 Starbucks locations. Bruce Warren at WXPN calls it “the best debut of the year,” A sentiment echoed by the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Paste, Billboard, and Pitchfork. They’ve also been booked for upcoming radio shows including NPR World Café and WFUV.
The record, due for a 9/11/12 release on Partisan, was mixed by legendary producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Warren Zevon) and mastered by Greg Calbi.