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Woody Pines, Field Report

When: Wed., July 24, 9 p.m. 2013

Field Report is a clever anagram of Porterfield, that being the last name of the husky-voiced and calmly speak-singing frontman Christopher. The group's self-titled debut arrived last year, having survived a particularly long gestation period; Porterfield comes from the same songwriter nexus that has spawned the bands Bon Iver and Megafaun, turning them into relative stars in the interim. But of the bunch, Porterfield is the best line-for-line songwriter, articulating turmoil with a white-knuckled emotional lucidity that suggests Ernest Hemingway. During the devastating "Circle Drive," piano and guitar traipse beneath a forlorn narrative of a slow hospital death, as seen by the survivor. "They've got you wrapped up in guilt like an after-market cancer quilt," he offers, his voice clenched against the worry he's forced to stare down. Woody Pines headlines. —Grayson Currin

Price: $8

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