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Oct. 22, 2014

“Very happy Field Report Day to you,” Chris Porterfield said with a smirk early into his welcome-home set Wednesday night at the Pabst Theater. Previously that day, Field Report’s gruff-voiced
10.22.2014 | 9 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Mayor Tom Barrett surprised the band Field Report during their performance at Radio Milwaukee's studios this afternoon with a proclamation timed to the band's album release show tonight at the Pabst Theater: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 is officially Field Report Day in Milwaukee. In the proclamation, the mayor's office commended the Milwaukee band for its critical standing and the national recognitio...
10.01.2014 | 31 days ago | Posted at 02:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Field Report have spent the last few months premiering scattered tracks from their sophomore album Marigolden on major music sites across the Internet, but now fans can finally hear the whole thing. This week Pitchfork debuted the record, and it's a perfect fall companion—10 beautiful songs about the need for human connection that'll choke you up but leave you feeling uplifted. It's a decidedly ...
09.08.2014 | 53 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The pickup truck is the most loaded image in country music history. Country singers adopted it decades ago as a symbol of American pride and rural gumption, but over time it instead became a symbol of the genre’s insularity, one of the most overused, ham-fisted plays to country music’s base. It's significant, then, that the video for Field Report’s “Home (Leave The Lights On),” an uplift...
07.17.2014 | 106 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this summer brothers Scott and Brian Wooldridge passed the cup around on Kickstarter to raise money for two projects at once: their seventh album as the Wooldridge Brothers, and a mostly acoustic debut solo album for Scott. They succeeded, and both of those albums are on the way, but in the meantime they're rewarding fans with a short album called Cover Up, featuring covers of their songs ...
07.14.2014 | 109 days ago | Posted at 11:58 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The cover for the upcoming Field Report Marigolden is an image of a gorgeous rustic landscape, rendered digitally. That's also as good a description as any for the "Wings," the first song the group is sharing from the new album. It's the most synthesized track the group has released yet, but underneath the electronic washes and clicks it's clearly a folk song. Stereogum premiered the song today, a...
02.28.2014 | | Posted at 03:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
In music, few words are as loaded with connotations as the term “experimental.” The word is typically used to signify music that’s difficult or unusual, but beyond that, it has come to imply a certain pacing as well. When we think of experimental music, we think of long, meandering songs, tracks that stray from the plot and wander around in no particular hurry to get wherever they end up. Mi...
12.29.2013 | | Posted at 09:21 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Milwaukee production duo Kiings made a splash early this year with Warehouses Possessed by the City, an ambitious remix project framed around Wisconsin musicians, but lately they've been trying their hand at original material. This summer they collaborated with Brooklyn singer Christine Hoberg on the single "You Can't See Me", and their latest single reunites them with one of their original re...
06.11.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week WMSE will begin offering the 13th and latest volume of its compilation series Live at WMSE, which the station will offer to listeners who make a $30 donation during a 13-hour fund drive on Friday, June 14. The station is hoping to raise $13,000 to help them meet the $120,000 goal they missed during their spring membership drive.Whereas past WMSE compilations have been dominated by local ...

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