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The album expands the group's sonic palette beyond the rustic acoustics of the debut, For Emma, Forever Ago. Bon Iver is a lush landscape of silky electric guitars, intricate keys, and subtle horn and string sections, which retains the ghost choirs and densely layered vocals intact that Bon Iver is widely celebrated for.
Painstakingly crafted over three years, the album was recorded and mixed at April Base Studios, a former veterinarian's clinic in Fall Creek, WI, converted into a recording...
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Bon Iver, the musical project of Justin Vernon, has confirmed the release of new album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, on June 20th. Featuring ten new songs penned by Vernon, the album expands the group's sonic palette beyond the rustic acoustics of the debut. Bon Iver, Bon Iver is a lush landscape of silky electric guitars, intricate keys, and subtle horn and string sections, which retains the ghost choirs and densely layered vocals intact that Bon Iver is widely celebrated for.
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Every album is a product of time and place, but For Emma, Forever Ago more than most. Bon Iver (an intentional mis-spelling / adaptation of "Bon Hiver", French for "good winter") is the work of Justin Vernon, who spent three months alone in a log cabin in Northeast Wisconsin, living off the land, splitting wood, and hunting for food - a voluntary exile. And although this wasn't the archetypal spell in the wilderness that many artists seek out, a deliberate scheme to create a 'masterpiece', some...
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Issued as the fourth single from the band's eponymous album.
The song was written by frontman Justin Vernon, who has stated that this is the song from the album that he is the proudest of
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Taken from Bon Iver's exclusive iTunes session.
This seven song release includes tracks from their self-titled 2011 record and a cover of Björk's 'Who Is It?'.
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Following a euphoric UK tour, Bon Iver have announced the release of the third single to be lifted from the hugely acclaimed album Bon Iver. ‘Towers’ will be released 23 January 2012 on limited 12” and digital formats.
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Following the remarkable elevation in his worldwide profile, Bon Iver will release the wonderful second single ‘Holocene’ on 5th September, following the success of ‘Calgary’. The B-side to ‘Holocene’ is a cover in the shape of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Come Talk To Me’ that was initially released as a super limited-edition run for last year’s Record Store Day.
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Bon Iver's second album, Bon Iver, was recorded at his studio home in Eau Claire, WI and is an open love letter to his hometown. The tracks are all titled after place names – some real, some metaphors or hybrids - and the first single to appear is ‘Calgary’, a worship song to everything his debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago mourned.
“I’ve never been there,” Vernon reveals. “It’s about what you don’t know. It’s a hopeful song, kind of like a wedding vow song for someone...
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‘For Emma’ is the first official single to be taken from the widely acclaimed debut album For Emma, Forever Ago.
It has been an incredible journey for Bon Iver, who first started when Justin Vernon went out to ‘the cabin’ in Wisconsin in late-2006 to clear his head but came back with an unexpected masterpiece.
‘For Emma’ is the title track of said album and goes some way to explain the inspiration for Vernon’s catharsis. The song is written in the form of a play, using dialogue...
For the latest installment in the 4AD Sessions series, 4AD and Jagjaguwar have collaborated in order to capture a truly unique Bon Iver live performance. On recent tours fans will have become accustomed to seeing Justin Vernon flanked by an eleven-piece band, with the swell in numbers lending a grandiose element to even his most delicate songs. Sidestepping expectations, the idea Vernon presented...