KEXP & Tractor Tavern Present: Field Report, Sontalk

Sat May 12 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

Ages 21+

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  • Field Report

    Field Report

    Alternative Rock

    The body remembers what the mind forgets,” Chris Porterfield reminisces on his acclaimed band Field Report’s sophomore record, Marigolden. The record is strewn with references to the inevitable tolls taken by the passage of time, and prolonged distance from home and loved ones.

    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.

  • Sontalk

    Sontalk

    Rock

    If all I am is all I’ve seen and all I’ve done…what I mean…I AM A WAR MACHINE.

    If we dare to seek the truth and peak behind the curtain and gaze upon our true identity, we will discover that there is a duality in all of us. Seldom does the person we desire to be measure up with the person we discover we actually are. Seldom do our desires align with our true needs. Too often, even our noblest efforts to do good in this world of war, injustice, and pain are thwarted by our broken nature, our selfishness. Seldom does our spirit coexist in serenity with our flesh. We want to champion the widow and protect the orphan. We want to love our enemies and put an end to war. We want to be good husbands and good wives and leave legacies that our children can be proud of and blaze trails through this terrifying existence for them that they can trust and follow to places of goodness. We want these things, and yet, we do not do these things. Why do we fail? I’ve come to understand that this is the crux of what my debut album is about. 

KEXP & Tractor Tavern Present: Field Report, Sontalk

Sat May 12 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
KEXP & Tractor Tavern Present: Field Report, Sontalk
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Ages 21+