Find Me On:
Sometimes remixes can be god-awful train-wrecks. This, clearly, does not apply. Well fucking done.
Great Song that is possibly surpassed by the cover version. Amazing.
Bon Iver, Bon Iver – A metamorphosis into a true artist.
No one will argue that Bon Iver’s debut LP, “For Emma, Forever Ago” was a stark, emotional journey that was as heart-wrenching as it was inspiring. With “Blood Bank”, Justin proved that he wasn’t a one trick pony, while at the same time keeping a similar tone (“Beach Baby” and Baby) while expanding to new, interesting territories (Woods, Blood Bank).
With “Bon Iver, Bon Iver”, we have yet another sonic shift from our favorite cheesehead (reference to Wisconsin, not his penchant for 80′s ballads and ball smashing falsetto). From “Perth” to “Beth/Rest”, the album is solid throughout. Highlights for me include “Perth” , “Holocene”, “Calgary” and “Wash.”.
I think side project like Volcano Choir, Gayngs, and even his work with Kayne West have been instrumental in diversifying his sound and opening new doors that may not have been opened if he stuck to the “For Emma, Forever Ago” formula. Here is hoping this is a sign of things to come.