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Rdio Playlist: Field Report

on September 27, 2012, 2:00pm

field report hopscotch 2012 larson Rdio Playlist: Field Report

Photo by Jeremy D. Larson

The spacious folk of Field Report seek out rural climates, fit for the solitude that accompanies the road. Singer Christopher Porterfield chose some songs for our new Rdio playlist, “Songs That Have Kept Me Sane in the Last 13 Days and 3,078 Miles.” The road is no place for too much solitude, so Potterfield keeps company with the musicians below.

The band’s excellent debut LP is currently available via Partisan Records.

Field Report

“Songs That Have Kept Me Sane in the Last 13 Days and 3,078 Miles”

Emmylou Harris – “Where Will I Be”
Literally a perfect song. Possibly the best opening track in recorded music.

Bruce Springsteen – “Tougher Than the Rest”
Optimistic synth Bruce.

Aimee Mann – “This is How it Goes”
There are so many perfect lines in this song, not to mention gorgeous chords. We get to support Aimee on her west coast tour for three weeks. Get your tickets now.

Bonny Prince Billy – “New Whaling”
My favorite murderous sea chanty by the best in the field. Gorgeous darkness.

American Music Club – “Johnny Mathis’ Feet”
This song takes on new meaning to me daily.

The Weather Station – “Trying”
My favorite “new to me” band of the year. So so so so great. They played at Hopscotch and I missed them because we were listening to their record where we were staying.

Mickey Newbury – “Are My Thoughts With You”
So fluid. You think you have it, until you don’t.

David Bazan – “Won’t Let Go”
Want to cry at the airport? I listen to this everytime, just to make sure I’m still alive.

Kathleen Edwards – “Sure as Shit”
I can’t even talk about how deeply this resonates with me. Listen.

Bob Dylan – “Not Dark Yet”
But it’s getting there.

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Mike Baker
September 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Nice call on the Emmylou Harris and Aimee Mann…but that’s a pretty dark Dylan track to close out with. Where were you driving to? Mordor?