Two tracks from former DeYarmond Edison guy Chris Porterfield, recorded at Bon Iver's April Base studio last December
By now you must be somewhat familiar with The Legend of Bon Iver, a tale of heartbreak and homesickness and career-making self-discovery that has often eclipsed the individual narratives of main man Justin Vernon's former band, DeYarmond Edison, and the band its members/longtime friends went on to form, Megafaun. Here's one we didn't know: When Vernon and his DeYarmond Edison bandmates left Wisconsin to make a go of it in North Carolina, they left a man behind. His name is Chris Porterfield and over the the past six years he's been writing and recording some quiet, Will Oldham-like fire of his own. Under the name Field Report, Porterfield plans to release to his self-titled full-length debut — recorded with Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Warren Zevon, Pixies) — at Vernon's April Base studio in July, two cuts of which you can grab for download below.