Over the last few years, the state of Wisconsin has been churning out new American folk acts at an unprecedented rate. Field Report is the latest concoction from the Badger state. The band is the project of Chris Porterfield, formerly of Justin Vernon/Megafaun’s band DeYarmond Edison. When the band broke up, Porterfield stayed in Wisconsin and began writing his own songs. He has created something similar to his former bandmates, yet starker, combining guitars and echoing vocals in uniquely haunting ways. The lyrics are introspective, with lines like “They were blocking out the clouded out son/while he was hoping against a daughter” and “I could have been a preacher/if I suffered fools.” Porterfield paints the scene and lets the harmonies carry the message through the rest of the song.