Last night I was at the always wonderful Schuba's - seeing one of my favorite new bands this year, Field Report. Field Report, the brainchild of Chris Porterfield, formerly of DeYarmond Edison (which was comprised of Porterfield, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, and the band now known as Megafaun), is a superb Americana/rustic roots-rock band hailing from Eau Claire, WI. Their debut album came out this past September, and it's gotten an enormous amount of plays from me. Their concert last night was, as expected, absolutely phenomenal. They have an unbelievable ability to hold an entire room spellbound for an entire evening. Watch this clip below, and then seriously, go get the album, you absolutely won't regret it.
Also - I discovered last night that currently Shane Leonard, who records under the name Kalispell, is currently playing drums, violin, and banjo for Field Report. Kalispell's debut full length just recently came out, and it's beautiful. It's only $7 on Kalispell's bandcamp page, and it's absolutely worth it. Listen to 'Westbound' below:
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I really hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
P.S. - Ivan Howard, from The Rosebuds, released an entire cover of Sade's magnificent album Love Deluxe. And it's free. And perfect. Get it here: LOVE DELUXE