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The past couple of years have flashed by for Porterfield, who was thrust into the spotlight after years of musical reclusion. His Milwaukee-based band, Field Report (an anagram of his surname), was culled together in the studio while recording their 2012 self-titled debut. They suddenly found themselves championed by their former idols: offered support tours by Counting Crows and Aimee Mann, lauded by the likes of Mark Eitzel and Richard Thompson, and covered by Blind Boys Of Alabama. The band honed itself from a septet to a quartet in the year that followed, focusing its sound and tightening the screws. With a heavy batch of songs under their arms, they retreated to snowy Ontario in December 2013 to record their sophomore album, Marigolden, with the help of producer Robbie Lackritz (Feist). Spending two years roaming around the country playing tiny venues and sold-out amphitheaters alike, Porterfield was uncertain whether he was leading the charge toward an artistic epiphany or headed down a misguided path of self-destruction. Marigolden reflects this, as he ruminates across homesick tension and an un-grounded anxiety. But rather than wallow in melancholy, Porterfield finds solace and inspiration through his songs, which reveal themselves as uplifting and celebratory. The album is brighter than their 2012 debut, but somehow remains just as elegantly ominous. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

Decision Day

Marigolden
Last Played on April 18, 2015 11:16am

Taking Alcatraz

Taking Alcatraz (Single)
Last Played on April 16, 2015 3:13pm

Incommunicado

Field Report
Last Played on February 22, 2015 9:43pm

Cups and Cups

Merigolden
Last Played on February 06, 2015 4:02pm

Route 18 (Kiings Remix)

Warehouses Possessed By The City
Last Played on December 16, 2014 1:24am

Home (Leave the Lights On)

Merigolden
Last Played on November 21, 2014 6:22pm

Marigolden

Merigolden
Last Played on October 23, 2014 7:55pm

Ambrosia

Merigolden
Last Played on October 22, 2014 7:27pm

Summons

Merigolden
Last Played on October 22, 2014 1:29pm

Pale Rider

Merigolden
Last Played on October 22, 2014 9:28am

Decision Day

Merigolden
Last Played on October 22, 2014 6:45am

Home (Leave the Lights On)

Marigolden
Last Played on October 11, 2014 10:50am

Wings

Marigolden
Last Played on September 28, 2014 11:05am

I Am Not Waiting Anymore

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Last Played on March 28, 2014 9:09am

I Am Not Waiting Anymore

Field Report
Last Played on January 31, 2014 5:33pm

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