Joke 01: Dude, I haven’t heard any new Bon Iver shit since like FOREVER AGO!
Copy 01: Following the out-of-nowhere success of 2008’s For Emma, Forever Ago (TMT Review) and 2009’s Blood Bank EP (TMT Review), Justin Vernon has kept plenty busy doing anything but releasing a Bon Iver follow-up. He’s jammed with Kanye, played with some high-school kids, launched Volcano Choir, toured with Gayngs, and hung out at some St. Vincent shows.
Joke 02-a: Vernon musta heard the new Fleet Foxes record and remembered that he had to get his folky ass in gear in time for festival season, AM I RIGHT? Hi-yo!
Copy 02-a: Finally, Vernon has confirmed a June 21 release of his new full-length album on Jagjaguwar.
Joke 02-b: The new album’s called Bon Ivver.
Copy 02-b: The new album’s called Bon Iver, Bon Iver.
Joke 03: The question on everyone’s lips now is, “exactly how chillwave is this thing gonna be?”
Copy 03: Featuring 10 new tracks, the new album sees Vernon and his companions broadening their sonic palette beyond the stark acoustic folk of For Emma into what his press release refers to as “a lush landscape of silky electric guitars, beautifully intricate keys, and subtle horn and string sections […] and densely layered vocals.” It was recorded and mixed in painstaking pieces over the past three years by Vernon and his collaborators at his own April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI.
Joke 04: Rumor has it that Kanye West spits some HUGE verses all over this record!
Copy 04: That Colin Stetson guy plays his big saxophone on this record.
Bon Iver, Bon Iver tracklist:
02. Minnesota, WI
06. Hinnom, TX
09. Lisbon, OH