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Bon Iver announces new album ‘i,i,’ shares two more songs

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photo by Graham Tolbert & Crystal Quinn

Bon Iver recently released two new songs and then put out a teaser video, and now he has announced a new album. It’s called i,i and due August 30 via Jagjaguwar (pre-order), and he released two more songs along with the album announcement, “Jelmore” and “Faith.” Listen to both (with full credits for both) below.

Justin Vernon’s core band for the album was Sean Carey, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Mike Lewis, and Matt McCaughan with Rob Moose and Jenn Wasner, and the album also has contributions from James Blake, Brad and Phil Cook, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, Channy Leaneagh, Naeem, Velvet Negroni, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, Moses Sumney, TU Dance, and many others. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

As mentioned, Bon Iver also has several tour dates coming up, including a Brooklyn show on October 11 at Barclays Center with Yo La Tengo (tickets). He also has shows with Sharon Van Etten, Feist, and more. The live band for the tour will be Justin with Jenn Wasner, Sean Carey, Matthew McCaughan, Michael Lewis, and Andrew Fitzpatrick. All dates are listed below.

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“Faith”
Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon, BJ Burton
Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, BJ Burton
Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina
Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch
Additional Musicians:
Francis Starlite – Buchala
BJ Burton – TR-8
Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Bryce Dessner – Choral
Camilla Staveley-Taylor – Dist Vocals
Jenn Wasner – Choral
Sad Sax of Shit – Saxophones
Zach Hanson – Keyboards
Buddy Ross – Keyboards
Aaron Dessner – Piano
Joe Westerlund – Shaker
Rob Moose – Violin, Viola, Octave Viola, String Arrangement, Worm Crew Arrangement, Conductor
Worm Crew – Horns
Eric Carlson, Aaron Anderson, Brad Cook, Graham Tolbert, El Jerry, Chris Messina – Losers
Writers: Justin Vernon, Camilla Staveley-Taylor, BJ Burton, Francis Starlite

Video:
Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Featuring: Randall Riley & Taylor Collier (TU Dance)

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“Jelmore”
Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon, BJ Burton, Buddy Ross
Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, BJ Burton
Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina
Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch
Additional Musicians:
Buddy Ross – Messina
Trever Hagen – Prepared Trumpet f.
Brad Cook – Folktek Modified Omnichord
Writers: Justin Vernon, Buddy Ross

Video:
Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Featuring: Alexis Staley (TU Dance)

Bon Iver i,i

Tracklist
Yi
iMi
We
Holyfields,
Hey, Ma
U (Man Like)
Naeem
Jelmore
Faith
Marion
Salem
Sh’Diah
RABi

Bon Iver — 2019 Tour Dates
7/11 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
7/13 – Oeiras, PT – NOS Alive
7/16 – Lyon, FR – Les Nuits De Fourvière
7/17 – Verona, IT – Castello Scaligero, Villafranca di Verona
7/19 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
7/21 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt Festival
8/31 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater*
9/2 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater∞
9/3 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre∞
9/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center∞
9/6 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre∞
9/7 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum∞
9/10 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds∞
9/12 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center∞
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum∞
10/3 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center†
10/4 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena†
10/6 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena†
10/8 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center†
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center†
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center‡
10/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden†
10/17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem†
10/18 – Washington, DC – The Anthem†
10/19 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena†

*w/ Indigo Girls
∞ w/ Sharon Van Etten
† w/ Feist
‡ w/ Yo La Tengo

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