Monday, January 12, 2009

Bon Iver back


AFTER Bon Iver had such an amazing 2008, releasing what was regarded by many as the album of the year in the form of debut For Emma, Forever Ago, it's hard to imagine how you could be negative about follow-up EP Blood Bank.
The Wisconsin-based folk singer's latest, a collection of tracks that didn't quite fit on his LP, has a warmer feel, and the full band backing on title track Blood Bank, that just wasn't available in the remote log cabin where his debut was recorded, is impossible to resist.
This all-to-brief return by Bon Iver, real name Justin Vernon, tests some other technical waters too - such as the a capella vocoder layering of Woods - and if he can create an album as good as For Emma, Forever Ago in a log cabin, listen to this and imagine how good a full studio album could sound.
But for now, lie down, have a cup of tea and a biscuit, and enjoy Blood Bank.


  1. I look forward to hearing this from our forest dwelling friend Justin, lol.

  2. It's streaming on his myspace site if you want a listen.

  3. Great EP although im not sure about the vocoder effect on Woods. I just found the song a bit too busy. Overall though incredible few tracks.


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