Posted in music on June 9, 2011

Bon Iver, Bon Iver

As mentioned, Bon Iver's new album comes out June 21 via Jagjaguwar. It's currently available for pre-order in three different bundle packages. You can order the deluxe bundle with a 12" single of "Calgary" b/w "I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time," immediate download code for "Calgary," T-shirt and album art poster. The catalog bundle also includes the poster and Calgary 12" and download code along with For Emma, Forever Ago and Blood Bank. You can also order just the album and poster with immediate download of "Calgary." All bundles are available as LP or CD.

If June 21 is too long to wait to hear the album, it's currently streaming on NPR.

Bon Iver, who was recently heavily featured in the NY Times Magazine, will head out on tour with The Rosebuds (who just released an album) later this summer and stop in NYC August 9 at United Palace Theatre and August 10 at Prospect Park. The Prospect Park show is sold out but tickets are still on sale for United Palace.

Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir bandmates Collections of Colonies of Bees are releasing their new album GIVING on August 2 via Hometapes. They've filmed a live video for the album track "Lawn." IFC posted the video, along with this lineup change announcement:

The Japanese tour during which this video of "Lawn"--the first public taste of GIVING--was the last hoorah for the iteration of Collections of Colonies of Bees seen here. Mueller is concentrating on the glorious solo work and collaborations he's done during the past few years for Table of the Elements (R.I.P.) and Type. Tom Wincek, who you see on stage right behind a stack of electronics, has moved on to lead his excellent outfit All Tiny Creatures.

So GIVING is an interesting double transition, since Collections of Colonies of Bees have never before been so concise and direct and since they'll never exactly be this band again. The new Bees hit the road later this year with a new sextet lineup, reworked GIVING tracks and 40 minutes of new material.

Check out that video along with the album artwork and tracklist below...

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Collections of Colonies of Bees - "Lawn" Live

GIVING

GIVING Tracklist:
1. Lawn
2. Vorm
3. Lawns
4. Vorms

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Comments (24)

Bored Iver

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:07 PM

The Christopher Cross of the 00's.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:09 PM

right! boring, and somewhat annoying when he's "singing"

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:15 PM

Wow, four tracks in and this is awful. Mostly unlistenable, and at best milquetoast snoozefest.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:23 PM

funny i had exactly the opposite impression. sounds OK to me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:40 PM

You idiots probably didn't even listen to it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:44 PM

it's awesome

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:48 PM

music for people making $70,000 a year.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:49 PM

2:09, totally for the last track. Where's Michael McDonald?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:50 PM

music for 8=====D~'~,~'~,~'~,~'~,~

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:57 PM

Those McDonald and Cross comments aren't too way off. Have you heard that GAYNGS album for crying out loud??!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:57 PM

iTunes leaked it a month ago...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:58 PM

what's up with free streams after everyone's already bored with the album?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:01 PM

youre just as as boring as everyone else

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:04 PM

And two months back, wikileaks saturated my panties...

Saturday June 11th 2011
Coco 66, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Ahleuchatistas (Asheville NC, Tzadik/Cuneiform records)
STATS
Multitudes
Winter's Womb (Darius Jones of Little Women, Chuck Bettis, Mike Pride)
Den Svarta Fanan (Ron Anderson, Weasel Walter, Joe Merolla)

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:06 PM

This album is some weak sauce. I'd be really embarrassed if I was that Justin Vernon dude and decided to release this pile. The production is even worse than that Cults album.

Posted by Manson | June 9, 2011 3:08 PM

"The Christopher Cross of the 00's."

lol, ouch

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:26 PM

Bon = good

total misnomer

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:47 PM

Sounds a bit like Peter Cetera.

"Take you to my castle far away"

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:08 PM

yall R nutz son
jamz iz tight
izit Dre? nah, but it ain't no wack wilco shit either

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:17 PM

wow y'all turned on him fast

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 5:27 PM

that's what happen when you are featured in twilight and hanging out with kanye and niki manaj

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:03 AM

xxx

Posted by Binyuan | June 10, 2011 11:45 AM

brooklynvegan douchebag alert. hipsters with moustache's making "art" its easy to have an opinion but its hard making something good

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 5:23 PM

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