Justin Vernon has had a hell of a year. He produced his girlfriend’s album (Kathleen Edwards), started his own label and announced the first release, won a couple Grammy’s and his former bandmate Chris Porterfield has just come out with a couple of tracks from his upcoming debut album which sounds like it’s going to be amazing. Porterfield is the front man for Field Report, a band out of Wisconsin, and formerly of DeYarmond Edison a band that not only featured Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, but also featured the guys from Megafaun.
Porterfield has big steps to follow, in regards to the success of those two acts. Perhaps, that’s the reason this album was six years in the making. Recorded at Vernon’s studio, the album is due in July and was mixed by Paul Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead, Warren Zevon, and Uncle Tupelo). They played SXSW, but before that hadn’t even performed live, but still attracting a swell of attention, partly because of Vernon and Megafaun, but mainly because of the “leaked” tracks from the upcoming album.
Their website is minimal, but has a number to text the band directly and upcoming tour dates. If I were you I’d definitely check them out, as they look to be one of thenext big acts on the indie circuit. You can listen to the tracks here.