Bon Iver/Megafaun Pal Forms Field Report
Long before he was a indie heartthrob, Justin Vernon performed in the Midwest jamband Mount Vernon and its roots-rock successor DeYarmond Edison. The latter group eventually moved from Milwaukee, WI to North Carolina, split with Vernon and reformed as Megafaun. But from 2003-2005—before DeYarmond Edison left for the Southeast—the band’s lineup also included pedal steel player Chris Porterfield. Though he decided not to move with the rest of the band, Porterfield remained close with Vernon and recently spent time in his studio finishing a new album under the name Field Report (one song from the sessions can be found above).
Field Report will also spend time on the road opening for Megafaun, including a show at Seattle, WA’s Tractor Tavern this evening. For more om the extended Megafaun family, be sure to read out Indie Outing column on Relix.com.
Here’s a look at Megafaun’s upcoming shows with Field Report
03/30/12 – Seattle, WA
03/31/12 - Portland, OR Doug Fir
04/03/12 – San Francisco, CA
Cafe Du Nord
04/04/12 - Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place
04/05/12 – Los Angeles, CA
04/06/12 - Tempe, AZ The Sail Inn
04/08/12 – Santa Fe, NM
Sol Santa Fe
04/10/12 - Austin, TX Mohawk
04/12/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree