Posted in music on August 24, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

James Blake

After tons of speculation on what the James Blake & Bon Iver - "Fall Creek Boys Choir" would be, it aired on Zane Lowe's show (with host Huw Stevens sitting in) on BBC Radio 1 a few minutes ago, and we now know that the collaboration is a single song with the name "Fall Creek Boys Choir" (which we also know is a name Justin Vernon has used in the past). The collaboration features Justin on vocals and James on beats. Zane writes on his blog:

Hi, it's Huw in for Zane. Tonight's Hottest is from James Blake and Bon Iver. After a chance meeting at South by South West, the massive new music festival in Austin, Texas back in March, this collaboration came about after a mutual respect of each others music was displayed. Both incredibly special musicians, this track is as atmospheris, as low key and as stunning as you'd imagine from Blake, here on production duties, and Justin Vernon who sings on this song.
According to James Blake's YouTube account, the song will be available on iTunes on Monday, August 29. The same post also says "Enough Thunder - Oct 2011." "Enough Thunder" is a new song that James has been playing live. Watch a live video of that and listen to "Fall Creek Boys Choir" below...

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James Blake & Bon Iver - "Fall Creek Boys Choir"

James Blake - "Enough Thunder" live at Doug Fir in Portland, OR 5/20/11

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Comments (43)

no thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:00 PM

Absolutely amazing, white power!

Posted by CJ | August 24, 2011 3:01 PM

*fart*

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:08 PM

Why do people think these guys have good voices?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:10 PM

momcore

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:10 PM

What a combination, lol. yech.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:18 PM

"slurrrp"

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:27 PM

what a boring and useless duo.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:31 PM

this is like jon secada and richard marx collaborating.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:32 PM

you sound like me. i sound like you. let gets together and make a song that sounds like our shit stinks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:38 PM

terrible

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:38 PM

the fucking hyperbole and laud these two get is ridiculous

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:48 PM

Iron and whine

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:48 PM

Wow. This is really really really a fucking horrible sloshing slopbucket of diarrhea.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:50 PM

I liked it

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:59 PM

clowns after chipolte

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:00 PM

"After a chance meeting at South by South West, the massive new music festival in Austin, Texas back in March"

umm... did this guy even bother to google South by Southwest. This "Huw Stephens" should change his name to "Total Dipshit".

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:02 PM

The first two minutes were a steaming pile of shit. I couldn't listen to any more of it.

When will people clue into this... Bon Iver sucks. Really sucks. 5 years from now, his "fans" will be embarrassed that they liked his shit music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:11 PM

BV? Two posts in a row about 2 of the most overrated zeros in music today? Hello?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:14 PM

James Blake & Bon Iver > Deerhunter

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:18 PM

^^
BV has a raging hard on for bon iver, didn't you know?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:19 PM

fantastic, best new track on pitchfork

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:24 PM

4:11- any other predictions you care to share with us? In 5 years will you not be so bitter about popular artists you don't like?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:25 PM

I like it
::take cover from continued hate::

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:36 PM

4:25, you like this? Really?
Or did you just buy into the hype. Try listening to this objectively. The guy can't sing. Period.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:45 PM

4:45- as if people on here are listening to it objectively? Lets not forget where all the hate is really coming from. Its all about the fact that James Blake has been hyped up by Pitchfork all year and Bon Iver has crossed over from indie to mainstream which means all the hipsters are required to turn their back on him like they did with Arcade Fire

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:51 PM

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 4:51 PM

Maybe some of us knew he sucked all along, 4:51.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 5:38 PM

Clownwave

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 7:25 PM

Keep telling yourself that 5:38. He has had the most success of any artist this year. But if you would rather listen to whatever electro indie garbage is cool where you're from be my guest

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 7:35 PM

3:48, ya not know what you're talkin' 'bout. 4:24 and 4:25, respectively and in that order, fuckin' know what they know, and they know it good. Don't quite agree w/4:11, but I a little bit agree w/7:25. 3:08 and 4:19: let's get ta-gether some time, 'cuz I parshally agree with one or both of you. 7:11, 4:82. 3am, 016:00 hours, #:45 had some good points, then they lost me, like 5:42 will, once 5:42 gets off his azz and akshally posts somethin'.

Posted by Annonymus | August 25, 2011 1:18 AM

I'd rather Mount Kimbie.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 1:28 AM

THIS...IS...CLOWN SHIT.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 2:52 AM

@7:35, and this song isn't electro indie garbage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 7:59 AM

@1:18am hi tom

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 8:20 AM

1:18 ain't Tom. I'm Tom. 1:18 is a typical douchenozzel pussy taking a stab at this humor thing that all his friends have been talking about. Of course, he fails miserably, because that is the fate of the hipster. Yes, that is correct.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 8:53 AM

A lot of yo are dwelling over the fac that they do not have good voices. First of all, I beg to differ, but thatis my opinion. Also, their music is electronicslly mixed. They do not do it so their voices will stand out (like kesha or any artists using Autotune to improve their voices). Justin and Jake create music based n feeling and raw emotion. I understand if you do not like it, but then you may not be mentally capcable of feeling the music. Sngs are not just about how good or bad a voice is they ae about the depth of feeling that you experience while listening. Maybe you should all go back to listening to the top 20 pop charts where there voices are mixed to (above) perfection.

Posted by Elena | August 25, 2011 9:13 AM

I agree with Elena. As a matter of fact, I want to make sweet sexy with Elena, to the wonderful stylings of Bon Iver and James Blake, slow and meaningful, looking deeply into each others eyes. Oh yes, not yes, oh yes!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 9:25 AM

I'll take a voice like Captain Beefheart over these guys any day. I listened to this song, it made me cringe.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 9:53 AM

richard marx is pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 12:58 PM

Seriously... he sounds like he says armored lemon teeth every once in awhile.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:20 AM

Some of you people are ridiculous. I mean say what you'd like about his voice (personally I like it) but the mic is too loud and the sound isn't that great. But he's musicianship on the piano is pretty damned good. It seems like a lot of you people just don't really care for this style of music, and if that is the case then you should watch videos that suite you and stop listening to ones that are going to make you bitter.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 12:49 AM

We must appreciate the technicalities behind the music from the Fall Creek Boys Choir song, let alone the lyrics. From my point of view it sounds like a "play on words" or should I say "play on instruments" to make the words sound like other words. For instance, I think that the end of the first verse is saying, "I been fuckin low, I been fuckin up the road," starting at 0:48 seconds but when one can be persuaded that it says "And we both will know. And before you're all gone" when looking up the lyrics. There are many more examples but I must study for my exam and stop procrastinating. This song grabbed and let go of my soul more than a few times. I love, love, love it. (Wasn't a huge fan of the song at first, fyi.)

Posted by Kalli Osborne | November 8, 2012 8:45 PM

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