Next Friday March 20th, Milwaukee’s best, Field Report, will take the stage at The Independent for a night of soulful strumming and impassioned folk vocals. At the center of Field Report is singer/songwriter Chris Porterfield who some may know from his former work in another Wisconsin band DeYarmond Edison. Porterfield breathes life into complex and breathy lyrics and is accompanied by a solid compliment of musicians. The band is opening for Austin’s Joe Pug, one of the best americana/folk voices I’ve ever heard.
Field Report is touring on the new album Marigolden, released at the end of 2014. Much of the album tells stories of love, often with a sorrowful tone. The tracks that stick out for me are songs like “Pale Rider,” which starts out with a defeated feeling and seems to bloom with a feeling of hope as it progresses. There are also some elements of electronic music that have bled into the album, creating an interesting blend of the old and the new, especially evident on the track “Home (Leave The Lights On).”
The band recently toured with the incredibly talented PHOX. This time around they are teaming up with Joe Pug and look to bring some sweet, sweet melancholy music to fans looking to forget a long week and drown their tears in a little Americana on a Friday night.
Tickets are $15 plus 5 dollars in fees, and are available here.
Check out their recent video for “Wings.” I think it’s about space, or robots, or the politics of space mining. Not totally sure.