Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stornoway

Stornoway

Field Report

Mon, May 6, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 18 and over

Stornoway
Stornoway
'The songs are uniformly beautiful, and the lyrics have a disconcerting habit of winding you emotionally...Strident, celebratory and roof-raising.' 4/5
Twisted Folk Tour review, THE GUARDIAN

'A breath of fresh air. Come join the lovely revolution.'
NME

'Maybe it needs a bunch of degrees to write songs this amazing. It doesn't require anything other than working ears to realise how special they are. 5/5'
THE NEWS OF THE WORLD

'Magical, majestic songs. 4/5'
Live review, THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Stornoway's sound is like shifting sand: a mixture of acoustic pastorals, pop balladry and folkedelia. Tomorrow, Glastonbury. Next week, the world. 4/5'
THE INDEPENDENT

'It is that rare thing, a pop song so devoid of cynicism and so bathed in sun-dappled melody it is impossible not to love'
'Zorbing' review, DROWNED IN SOUND
Field Report
Field Report
Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, whose debut record
is a collection of songs six years in the making. Chris cut his
musical teeth with DeYarmond Edison (the other members of which were
Justin Vernon and Megafaun). After their breakup in 2006, Bon Iver
and Megafaun went on to success while Chris hung back in Wisconsin,
thinking his career in music was probably over. It was really just
beginning. For the first time in his life, he began writing his own
songs, which he spent the following six years carefully perfecting. In
December 2011, the record was finally committed to tape at Vernon's
studio.

The result is a haunting set of songs both crafty and poignant. After
sending a few unfinished tracks to select people, the response was
immediate and impactful: producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Warren
Zevon, The Pixies, Uncle Tupelo) fell in love with them and offered to
mix the record, which he did in February 2012. The songs were also met
with acclaim from many SXSW presenters, resulting in invitations to
play at ten shows, including Brooklyn Vegan, Daytrotter, Adam Duritz's
showcase, and Pandora.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/