Field Report’s New Album–One of Our Favorite 2012 Albums

Oct 18th, 2012 in Music

We’ve been writing for quite some time about Kyle Porterfield, his prior band Conrad Plymouth and his new band Field Report. Field Report’s first full-length and eponymously-titled album is one of our favorite albums of 2012. Porterfield writes superb song-operas for survivors and aspirants that serve to operate on your heart.  Think Waits and  Springsteen, with a dash or two of Craig Finn and John Darnielle, but with Porterfield’s own spangled spin.  Field Report has also been receiving rallying raves for their opening sets on Aimee Mann’s recently-completed tour.  The band seems to be finding their tour-legs as they’ve now added a headlining tour of their own in November (what, no Cali?).  Check out their well-crafted, affecting album below.  Once you’re inevitably convinced of its worth, go buy it.  And then find a date for one of their tour dates listed below the album.

Tour Dates:
6 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
7 – Northampton, Mass. @ Iron Horse Music Hall
8 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
9 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ World Café Live Upstairs
10 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Hall
11 – Easton, Md. @ NightCat
13 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Club Café
14 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba Café
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas Tavern
16 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
17 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon

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