Posted in music on April 20, 2011

Bon Iver

Bon Iver, the musical project of Justin Vernon that emerged to international acclaim in 2008 with 'For Emma, Forever Ago,' has confirmed the June 21 release of new album 'Bon Iver' on Jagjaguwar. Featuring 10 new songs penned by Vernon, the album expands the group's sonic palette beyond the rustic acoustics of the debut into a lush landscape of silky electric guitars, beautifully intricate keys, and subtle horn and string sections while keeping the ghost choirs and densely layered vocals intact that Bon Iver has become so known 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 studio by Vernon and his brother. Bon Iver regulars Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan contributed vocals, drums and production; Rob Moose (Antony and the Johnsons, The National) helped with arranging and strings; and Jim Schoenecker and Tom Wincek (who have previously collaborated with Vernon under the Volcano Choir moniker) provided processing. The album also features the pedal steel of Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell) and a horn section including Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire), Mike Lewis (Andrew Bird, Happy Apple), and C.J. Camerieri (Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens)." [press release]

Justin's most recent accomplishments include playing with Gayngs, the National and Kanye West at Coachella over the weekend. That's the "Bon Iver" cover above. The tracklist is below...

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'Bon Iver' Tracklisting:
1. Perth
2. Minnesota, WI
3. Holocene
4. Towers
5. Michicant
6. Hinnom, TX
7. Wash.
8. Calgary
9. Lisbon, OH
10. Beth/Rest

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Comments (36)

word smoke weed

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 11:55 AM

every day is 4/20 why the fuck do we have a day for weed its so fucking dumb

Can't wait for this album I want to see a Bon Iver/Kanye collab album too

Posted by Venom | April 20, 2011 11:57 AM

Wonder where in NYC he's going to play this time around.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:07 PM

Wonder where in NYC he's going to play this time around."

The last proper NYC shows, he sold out the Town Hall twice. I could see him playing two nights at the beacon but i wouldnt be surprised if bowery tries to book him at radio city.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:10 PM

finally...something exciting today.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:12 PM

yah - radio city is a possibility but ya never know. I thought that's where Fleet Foxes would be and they wound up at United Palace. Bon Iver could end up doing the same and then hitting RCMH further into the tour (as I suspect Fleet Foxes will too...)

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:14 PM

LCD was special..

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:16 PM

no one is playing Radio City this summer

because of this

http://www.radiocity.com/events/cirque-du-soleil-zarkana-2011.html

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:20 PM

Come on, Bon Iver 2 month residency at Bowery Electric!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:23 PM

BONG HIGHVER

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:32 PM

Whose to say he's even touring this summer?

He could do some foreign shows during the summer a do a huge North American tour this fall.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:32 PM

BUNG DIVER

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:33 PM

Beacon would be great. RCMH is just wrong for and the douche quotient would be higher than you bastards today.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:15 PM

so excited for the new album!! love you mikey noyce!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:24 PM

Since all the planets aligned for this overrated guy on For Emma, its likely that this is going to an overblown disappointment. "Painstakingly crafted over three years". That's funny. How about "Milked Emma for three years before trying to write new songs".

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:51 PM

For those interested, looks like the album art was done by MN artist Gregory Euclide. Pretty awesome installations. Bonus: he's a high school art teacher who inspired quite a few young artists in Prior Lake, MN growing up. http://www.gregoryeuclide.com/

Posted by jsunder | April 20, 2011 2:14 PM

I doubt he'll do a summer tour in the states. More likely that he'll come around in the fall - probably hit New York in October. I'd bet on United Palace or Beacon.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:28 PM

"Since all the planets aligned for this overrated guy on For Emma, its likely that this is going to an overblown disappointment. "Painstakingly crafted over three years". That's funny. How about "Milked Emma for three years before trying to write new songs"."

Yup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:35 PM

^ If you're going to promote yourself via spam like this, make sure you don't suck and look like HUGE tools. You failed at both these things.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 3:37 PM

@1157 shut the fuck up and be happy there's a weed holiday. just cause we smoke every day doesnt mean we shouldnt celebrate!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 3:42 PM

"@1157 shut the fuck up and be happy there's a weed holiday. just cause we smoke every day doesnt mean we shouldnt celebrate!
"

...you know today is not an actual holiday, right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 4:45 PM

I've got a huge tool, does that count?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 5:08 PM

shit, remember when Bon Iver played MHOW and the Tallest Man on Earth opened?

good days.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 6:11 PM

smokin weed makes you respond to "Hey Stupid!" 5 seconds slower

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 6:33 PM

BONG HIGHVER

Posted by Egypt News | April 20, 2011 8:51 PM

if you are not trying to impress a girl, you should not be listening to Bon IVer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 9:32 AM

^ That is how you impress girls? What type of girl is that?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 9:39 AM

Smoking weed helps me invent new and exciting hummus recipes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 10:10 AM

HORRIBLE cover art. Worst of the decade. This guy is done for. Such a hoax.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 7:47 PM

What a generation of losers if LCD Soundsystem are your heroes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 7:49 PM

I have this album already. is that bad?

Posted by Brian | April 26, 2011 2:38 PM

is it good?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:34 PM

you are all so so jaded

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2011 12:12 AM

so excited for the new album!! love you mikey noyce!

Posted by Behandlung von allergischem Asthma | September 25, 2013 7:33 PM

What a generation of losers if LCD Soundsystem are your heroes.

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