I have been looking forward to a few albums for this year and I still have a few more coming up that I just can’t get out of my head. Let’s take a look at a couple.
Field Report (Christopher Porterfield, formerly of the band Conrad Plymouth) has a new album coming in July and I am very excited for it. If you look for songs thick with emotion and sharp lyrics, than this is your guy. I think “Fergus Falls” really clinched it for me from a while back that I would be watching this guy forever on what he is recording and releasing. He has a few tracks streaming from Partisan Records (although a recent Pitchfork article indicated the album is “self released”) that you can sample below. The latest song to emerge from what looks like a 9 track album is ‘Taking Alcatraz’ and it is my current favourite track easily.
Next we have the new musical endeavor of Brian Borcherdt called Dusted (this is the place where I say “of the band Holy Fuck”). The album is also staying true to the new name as it is called ‘Total Dust’ and will see a release on July 10th (maybe it will share a release day with Field Report!). The new album has some teaser videos and a lead off track of hazey indie pop that is currently auditioning for my spring/summer “jam”. It is a little more upbeat and layered than his previous solo work on the blow-your-mind-album ‘Coyotes’ from 2010 and I have faith it will be a worthy release at a minimum! You can currently pre-order it over on Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada (here) & Polyvinyl in places that are not Canada (here). Listen to the lead off track ‘(Into the) Atmosphere’ below!
Bonus Video Teaser for the new album below.