FIELD REPORT, the Wisconsin-based quartet founded and fronted by Chris Porterfield, have announced their new album, SUMMERTIME SONGS, to be released on March 23rd on the newly revitalized Verve Forecast imprint. Born in Minnesota, Porterfield moved to Eau Claire, WI, where he was a member of the folk-rock group DeYarmond Edison with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Phil Cook, Brad Cook, and Joe Westerlund. When the band relocated to North Carolina 2006, Porterfield opted to stay in Wisconsin. After spending the next few years writing and refining his own songs, Field Report was born. Opening slots for artists such as Counting Crows, Emmylou Harris, Jeff Tweedy and Aimee Mann soon followed. The self-titled debut album was released in 2012, followed by 2014's critically acclaimed MARIGOLDEN. Barry Clark (bass), Devin Drobka (drums) and Thomas Wincek (founding member of Volcano Choir, keys) round out the lineup, and create a sound that Paste called "dynamic and earnest, familial and familiar."
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