the (second) Bon Iver album

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Due June 21st. Hear the first song "Calgary" here: http://disconaivete.com/post/5559285154

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Carrying over from the other thread:

And full single out today -- liked it, which I didn't fully expect to.

― Ned Raggett, Monday, May 16, 2011 5:12 PM (31 minutes ago)

Inoculated by Gayngs?

― ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, May 16, 2011 5:19 PM (24 minutes ago)

Ha, could be. The comparison point I had to an extent was Active Child, a similar sort of high/clean aesthetic if done differently (and I admit to liking Active Child much more).

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I hear an Active Child component, but I don't think it's overwhelming. I'm actually pleased that, at least based on one track, it just seems like a continuation of where he was going with the Blood Bank ep.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I agree w/ Johnny F. -- not so much Active Child, but i only listen to to "Take Shelter" which is one on the best gd singles (even though it's not) in long time. Fits neatly into the Blood Bank dynamic, and Gayngs.

suspecterrain, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Uh, oops...apparently iTunes released the whole album instead of just "Calgary".

Really, how do these things keep happening?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay, I liked the first album. Not as much as a lot of other people, but I thought it was really good when listened to in the right setting. THIS one is freaking amazing.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i like the cover:

Bee OK, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:05 (five years ago) Permalink

shocked that Ned of all people likes this - I classify Bon Iver in my little brain compartment where Fleet Foxes are also located, which, let's say, are not one of Ned's favorites. anyway, an observation. haven't heard it myself yet. i liked the autotuned closing tune from Blood Bank alright, but don't care for much else that Bon Iver's done.

solitary posts that effortlessly summarize the spirit of ilxor (ilxor), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 04:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Waiting for people Beth/Rest to be branded the best song on this album.....

Josh L, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:41 (five years ago) Permalink

johnny it looks like itunes fixed their fuck up?

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I classify Bon Iver in my little brain compartment where Fleet Foxes are also located
LOL

Bon "Crusher" Iver vs. Fleet "Crazy Like The" Foxes

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:35 (five years ago) Permalink

xp all it takes is for one person to notice and buy it (and then spread it around before remembering that all his iTunes store info is embedded in the files).

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't find it anywhere.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 16:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Well it's out there. Don't know if this leak originates from the iTunes store though.

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

took me about two minutes to locate it this morning.

akm, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Waiting for people Beth/Rest to be branded the best song on this album.....

― Josh L, woensdag 18 mei 2011 14:41 (5 hours ago) Bookmark

That song so reminds me of Toto! o_O

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha! I was going to say Toto, but I thought maybe it was just me.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:03 (five years ago) Permalink

this is nice, very sconnie, but i could do without all the autotuning

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

can someone robot mail me the godamn link to it. this is driving me nuts.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:36 (five years ago) Permalink

got it, never mind.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:39 (five years ago) Permalink

everyone of these has a fucking complete this survey!

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

(sent you a link)

There's more serious 80s soft rock vibes I'm getting from this, mostly because - as Ned noted - there's less guitar and more synth. Very different from the alone-in-the-shack feeling you unmistakenly get from 'For Emma' (having heard the bakcground story or not).

Really digging it!

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Also the voice is even more harmonised than on the first album

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:52 (five years ago) Permalink

wow the last track

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Beth/Rest" is really something.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:01 (five years ago) Permalink

you guys rule.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, last track is so so great, love how the interlude before it leads it in too, after the already great Calgary.

I take it you got the link Bingo? :)

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:32 (five years ago) Permalink

yes yes

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

of course i cant listen to it until i get home.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

FUCK. SO GOOD. HOLOCENE is giving me a boner.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Gorgeous stuff. It doesn't quite haunt me the way For Emma did, but this is only my first listen.

Alex in Montreal, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

The last half of this is really beautiful, almost baby making music.....

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:14 (five years ago) Permalink

peter cetera?

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe fields of gold?

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:28 (five years ago) Permalink

very nice after I got over the 'wtf' factor. compare to last iron and wine album which is beyond fucking awful.

akm, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:30 (five years ago) Permalink

What are the lyrics to holocene, gorgeous. I think somewhere in there he says "you fucked a friend"

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't stop listening to that song. It's hitting me hard

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

That is Peter cetera in Beth/rest. I'm waiting for Daniel lorusso to make love to ally

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 01:11 (five years ago) Permalink

At first I was really shocked at how different this album is compared with For Emma, even Blood Bank, but the songs I liked at first listen I'm really loving and the songs I didn't like at first are growing on me. Beth/Rest even in it's 80's bedroom glow is my favorite. My girlfriend and I have listened to it repeatedly.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:22 (five years ago) Permalink

and made sweet sweet receda california love in shower costumes.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 13:07 (five years ago) Permalink

i've listened to this like 5 times in the past day so that must mean I love it.

akm, Thursday, 19 May 2011 13:23 (five years ago) Permalink

lyrics posted for those who are into lyrics.

http://jagjaguwar.com/blog/2011/05/bon-iver-bon-iver-the-lyrics/

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:37 (five years ago) Permalink

i've listened to to the new bon iver several times this morning, motivated by the same sort of experimental curiosity that brought me to the fleet foxes last week. prior to this moment, i've deliberately ignored both artists, kept away by the sense that their music belongs, somehow, to another tribe (where indie's concerned, i typically affiliate myself with grubbier punk/psych/noise). did like gayngs, tho.

anyway, this is beautiful, a vague shimmer of sound that reminds me more than anything else of grizzly bear's veckatimest - another lovely psychedelic pop album that can seem overly abstract at first. i say that because, for the all the time i've spent with bon iver, i can't remember a single song, can't even quote a lyric. i'd usually find fault in that, but the album clearly intends to get by more on mood than on hooks, and in this case, i'm willing to accept the tradeoff. there's absolutely no fire here, nothing raw, challenging or insistent, nothing to break the golden, narcotic haze of voice and instruments, and i imagine that people who depend on more violent musical enticements will reject it as boring, safe or unimaginative. it is safe, prizing a pillowy sort of sensual comfort over all else, but it goes awfully well with warm sun and slow hours.

can't imagine it'll go down as a favorite, but it strikes me as quite successful on its own terms.

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I just discovered I have been mispronouncing this band's name

I HAVE ISSUES (DJP), Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

"Bon Scott"

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i imagine that people who depend on more violent musical enticements will reject it as boring, safe or unimaginative. it is safe, prizing a pillowy sort of sensual comfort over all else, but it goes awfully well with warm sun and slow hours

Uh, what if you like both extremes?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there aren't really any hooks here. Lotta nice sounds though.

Number None, Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i could do without Hinnom, TX. though.

Crooked Lust (thebingo), Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

best thing about this record: when it ends, the next thing that comes up in itunes = flying squad edit of boney m's "night flight to venus"

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:00 (five years ago) Permalink

^ hooks! beats! words!

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

(I know, it's all pretty tiresome to get into. This one just bummed me out a little bit, between the gross press release speak, the bro-out vibe, and the fact that admittedly this time it's a dude I kind of like).

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 28 October 2011 23:45 (five years ago) Permalink

At least in the one in my neighborhood, he's wearing a Jagjaguar shirt and giving those guys some exposure.

― She Got the Shakes, Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:18 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

didn't he give "those guys" some exposure when he released his very successful albums on jagjaguwar?

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 October 2011 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

"kanye told me, go 'head change ya style up - and if they hate then let 'em hate and watch the money pile up"

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 October 2011 23:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I suppose so. I guess I thought it was a cool gesture, since I've always thought of it as a little American label, and seeing it on a huge billboard by the A4 motorway is pretty insane. (He's on a different label here in the UK, btw).
Wait, why did you put "those guys" in quotes?

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 28 October 2011 23:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess it just read weird, like that's his label, your post made it seemed like he was coming down off the mountain to give some little label props...

i guess it's probably pretty small, but i guess these days it doesn't much matter.

anyway i didn't mean to phrase it unduly snarky, but i guess i think of him as the big jagjaguwar artist (rip the wilderness)

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 October 2011 23:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Ah, I see - I didn't mean it that way. I suppose I admire 'label pride,' though I have no idea what that is based on and can come up with no examples outside of the Nick Lowe tune! Maybe Tad wearing the Sub Pop "Loser" tee? (Reaching...)
He's on 4AD here.

She Got the Shakes, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I heard a little voice it said 'fuck you' it was little

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 4 February 2012 05:50 (four years ago) Permalink

http://vimeo.com/36365467

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 17 February 2012 14:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Is that what goes on in those "cool" churches?

Johnny Fever, Friday, 17 February 2012 14:44 (four years ago) Permalink

http://vimeo.com/36365467

Nothing like religion to ruin a perfectly good song; although it would've been nice to see a pit form when they kicked it into "Oh, Night Divine".

suspecterrain, Monday, 20 February 2012 09:40 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://soundcloud.com/jagjaguwar/s-carey-two-angles

djh, Friday, 23 March 2012 22:17 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

!

http://boniverotica.tumblr.com/

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:59 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Bizarre S Carey packaging question: the CD packaging looks like it has space for two things - a CD and a booklet, I suppose; possibly two CDs - should it come with a booklet or is it just a packaging quirk?

djh, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:22 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Bon Iver: Band to Release First Album in 5 Years, Titled '22, A Million'

read this as they announced they would release the album in 5 years

Treeship, Saturday, 13 August 2016 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

So, I'm the guy who's never liked Bon Iver, but who thinks the two new tracks sound pretty brilliant.

Frederik B, Saturday, 13 August 2016 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

that tumble linked above is pretty hilar.

no poke balls (rip van wanko), Sunday, 14 August 2016 02:39 (three months ago) Permalink

tumblr

no poke balls (rip van wanko), Sunday, 14 August 2016 02:39 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao at that tracklist, did he just discover Aphex Twin?

flappy bird, Sunday, 14 August 2016 21:21 (three months ago) Permalink

The two tracks I've heard really are v good.

djh, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 17:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Lucid Vanguard started as a music sharing process between Karl Remus and Warren Thomas Fenzi. Feeding and flowing off each other, they share many aspects of the songwriting process. To bracket them in one genre is to do them a disservice. Thoughtful vocals infused with neo-soul, world music and R&B beats. Borrowing from the method of Bon Iver and the dissolving of the ego that often comes with the singer/songwriter denotations, this band seeks a higher musical consciousness through what they create. What can be said for sure is that what Lucid Vanguard has released so far gives us a taste of the beautiful future for sound they are currently crafting.

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:21 (three months ago) Permalink

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Could sure go for some fried eggs right now.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:28 (three months ago) Permalink

hang on to your eggo

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

a bunch of my friends played sax on this.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:49 (three months ago) Permalink

good stuff? they are playing in st. paul soon

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:13 (three months ago) Permalink

haven't heard it yet (i don't think they have either), nor are they in the touring band. sounds like the recording was a cool experience though.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I looked at the trackless, and it sounds like there's a bunch of sax on it. The whole project seems weird, but I love it so far, and I did not expect that.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Ahh so Justin finally listened to that copy of Age of Adz he had lying around

you think Lou Bega gave up after Mambo Number One??? (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:48 (three months ago) Permalink

eh it's not suprising given who his musician friends are in the twin cities

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Ahh so Justin finally listened to that copy of Age of Adz he had lying around

― you think Lou Bega gave up after Mambo Number One??? (voodoo chili), Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:48 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is so otm lol
i like these songs a lot. never listened to the 2011 record. haven't really paid attention since for emma, this new shit is wild, didn't really see it coming at all...
http://pitchfork.com/news/67876-bon-iver-share-new-song-33-god-listen/

flappy bird, Monday, 29 August 2016 05:49 (three months ago) Permalink

33 God is pretty good. the main things different from the last album are the programmed drums & samples floating about. the 80s soft rock at the core of these are basically what the last album was

ufo, Monday, 29 August 2016 07:11 (three months ago) Permalink

wow this is stunning

Evan R, Monday, 29 August 2016 13:57 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Not my thing, these two new tracks. Perhaps in the context of an album I'll enjoy them more. I remember loving the first single off the s/t and then disliking the record a great deal, so heh, who knows.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 30 September 2016 03:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Second LP left me completely cold; two listens thru the new one and I'm utterly blown away. One of the freshest approaches to music I've heard in some time.

Davey D, Friday, 30 September 2016 06:21 (two months ago) Permalink

this is pretty good

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Monday, 3 October 2016 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

i could do without some of the data decay stuff tho

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Monday, 3 October 2016 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

This seemed really impressive on my first few listens. Some of the grotesquely over-Auto-Tuned stuff is hard for me to stomach, though. I feel like he's really driven that aesthetic into the ground.

Evan R, Monday, 3 October 2016 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

this is like when you download some gimmicky Waves Audio plugin demo and dick around making junk sound all goofy until it runs out

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 October 2016 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Obviously there's a lot more craftsmanship and vision to it than that. But it does sound very gimmicky, at times distractingly so.

Evan R, Monday, 3 October 2016 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

This is absolutely terrible. And that's coming from someone who has much love for his first and mostly his second record too. But this is just straight up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. It's idealess. Using effects for the sake of it. Coming up with dreadful tracknames for the sake of it.

You can't just transform or further develop by merely using vocoders, autotune and "mysterious" song titles, you know. It takes soul, a sense of direction, and neither is even remotely present on the new record. Shambles. #trenchant

the tightening is plateauing (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 October 2016 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

"8 (Circle)" really reminds me of Marc Cohen the "Walking in Memphis" guy

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 October 2016 20:28 (two months ago) Permalink

This is great. Fuck music with soul and direction.

Frederik B, Monday, 3 October 2016 20:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Don't know if you are a first time customer to Bon Iver, Frederik, but if that is your stance you will hate his first two records I suppose.

I'm all for auto-tune and vocoders. But a teeny weeny bit of genuinity would be nice. 22, a million, offers none.

the tightening is plateauing (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 October 2016 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink

this shit is all about some old fashioned "authenticity" bullshit, he like goes down on bruce hornsby and indigo girls ffs

wow this shit is so crazy zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 October 2016 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

I do hate the first two records, lol. Bon Iver, Bon Iver was my worst album of 2011. Hate is not too strong a word. I'm quite surprised I like the new one as much as I do as well :)

Frederik B, Monday, 3 October 2016 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

idk this doesn't really seem like the huge departure from the last one that people are claiming. the methods of arriving are different, but ultimately he's always making goopy watercolors of songs based around his voice.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 01:15 (two months ago) Permalink

This is great. Fuck music with soul and direction.

― Frederik B, Monday, October 3, 2016 4:42 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hello 2016

Wimmels, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 01:53 (two months ago) Permalink

i need to spend more time with this. i don't know if the sounds he is working with here really do the songs a lot of favors but maybe i will change my mind about that.

Bon Iver, Bon Iver was my worst album of 2011. Hate is not too strong a word. I'm quite surprised I like the new one as much as I do as well :)

― Frederik B, Monday, October 3, 2016 5:16 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is so perverse

Treeship, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 01:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Second LP left me completely cold; two listens thru the new one and I'm utterly blown away. One of the freshest approaches to music I've heard in some time.

Likewise. It'll be interesting to see what sort of stamina this album might possess but wow, I sure am reaching for it a lot this week.

doug watson, Wednesday, 5 October 2016 14:33 (two months ago) Permalink


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