Posted in MP3 | To Do | music | streams | tour dates on July 24, 2007

DOWNLOAD: Bon Iver - Skinny Love (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bon Iver - Blindsided (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bon Iver - For Emma (MP3)

Bon Iver

As usual, I realized at the last minute that I haden't posted about an artist I meant to post about. I say it's the last minute because in less than six hours from the time I'm writing this (July 24, 2007), Wisconsin-based (band?) Bon Iver is playing a set at Mercury Lounge at the modest set time of 7:30 pm - he's opening for the Comas. Why can't Porter Wagoner go on later than 8:00 - oh well. More about Bon::

Justin Vernon, former songwriter/singer/guitarist of the much heralded, former Eau Claire, WI based, Raleigh, NC implanted band, DeYarmond Edison, arrives back home with a new project - one that he created over the course of three months this past winter in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin, isolated from all in his father's hunting cabin with nothing more than a few select microphones and a handful of ancient instruments.
The "Skinny Love" song especially reminds me of Tim Fite. He also channels Chad VanGaalen, Wolf Parade, TV on the Radio, Neil Young, and a few others I can't think of. Mostly I just think it sounds pretty good. Check out the beautiful-sounding MP3s above, and stream Bon Iver's whole album For Emma, Forever Ago right here. More Bon Iver love @ MOKB. See Bon Iver tonight, or on July 26th @ "TBA" in Chicago (no other scheduled tour dates at the moment).

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Comments (5)

meow.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2007 7:12 PM

really enjoyed the bon iver's set last night. a shame it wasnt a big showing - however, when you walk out for a smoke after the set, and it's still real light out, what can you do? being slated for 7pm is tough.

either way - they kicked it. real emotive builds, and justin has a strong solid voice. it's a haunting album. great set.

Posted by vinz | July 25, 2007 9:47 AM

that's some good stuff - can't wait to get back to brooklyn.

Posted by fratster | July 30, 2007 11:27 AM

Man goes into the snowy mountains and comes down with a masterpiece.

Posted by Chris | June 10, 2008 12:20 PM

On their latest release, Forget And Not Slow Down, Relient K carry the break-up album into the 21st century, tweaking it with clear-eyed songwriting and a four-to-the-floor optimism that is positively refreshing. Yes, there’s sweet sorrow in “If You Believe Me.” And yes, there’s lingering nostalgia in “Part Of It” and “Savannah.” There’s even the occasional recrimination, as in the bitter sting of “I Don’t Need A Soul” and “Over It.” But when it comes to regret, lead singer and songwriter Matt Thiessen is not one to wallow.

Posted by testking 70-297 | January 12, 2010 6:35 AM

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