the (second) Bon Iver album

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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

eh, that sounded snarky/critical. didn't mean it that way. i just love boney m!

contenderizer, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

boney ver

Number None, Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

A+

adult music person (Jordan), Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Lyrics read like Finnegan's Wake refrigerator magnet poetry

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 19 May 2011 23:26 (five years ago) Permalink

wife's thoughts on this dude -

"i thought "bon iver" was his name and he was some french/italian foreign guy and he was all *in* with the hip-hop crowd and doing experimental music, but he's just some lame folky indie guy with three groups [bon iver, volcano choir, gayngs]... sounds like elevator music, boring.... reminds me of the colors gray, white and tan... and other neutrals."

*makes THUMBS DOWN symbol in the air w/ hand*

"oh also, gayngs sounds like a group based around wham! "careless whisper".... so lame."

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I've listened to this twice since last week. Lady Gaga has been occupying all my time.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:10 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost I don't know when the Edwards comes out, exactly, but I've heard it and have it. It represents a pretty big change, I think, maybe not for the better but I bet better for her.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 October 2011 13:59 (four years ago) Permalink

I guess I should give up my dream of Asking for Flowers Pt. 2

Mordy, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Ew, that ad. Just hangin' with my bros, makin' some music, drinkin' some Bushmills.

I also like the guy a lot though. Not quite my favourite album of the year but it's the one I play when I can't think of what to put on.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:15 (four years ago) Permalink

I like this second record just fine, but dude sucked the life out of the new Kathleen Edwards.

ok waht. I had no idea he was involved -- or why. He's got more to learn from her.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:23 (four years ago) Permalink

They are a couple now (she divorced her longtime ... guitarist?). He produces, collaborates and plays a bunch of stuff. And Norah Jones is on the record, too.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:30 (four years ago) Permalink

The songwriting and melodies are fine. Some of the production choices in regards to mixing levels for certain tracks, what sounds to use and arrangement, seem really random and jarring to me.

John Lennon, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:38 (four years ago) Permalink

guys I don't know if you heard but it's hard to make a living selling records these days

just fyi

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:40 (four years ago) Permalink

It represents a pretty big change, I think, maybe not for the better but I bet better for her.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Of course aero. I have an aesthetic gripe about that particular ad not an ethical one with Justin taking the money. There are good ads and bad ads.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 19:09 (four years ago) Permalink

this album is really fucking good

i will be listening to it a lot this winter

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 October 2011 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

guys I don't know if you heard but it's hard to make a living selling records these days

Sure, fine, fair enough, but big money booze strikes me as pretty gnarly to get in bed with. Bushmills' parent company does some pretty heinous lobbying. Not everybody's gotta be Fugazi, but sheesh.

Besides - he seems to be doing just fine selling records (and selling out multi-night stands at very big venues) all over the place.

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 28 October 2011 23:44 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that tumble linked above is pretty hilar.

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

tumblr

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

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

flappy bird, Sunday, 14 August 2016 21:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

djh, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 17:14 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Could sure go for some fried eggs right now.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:28 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a bunch of my friends played sax on this.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:49 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two days 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 (two days ago) Permalink

wow this is stunning

Evan R, Monday, 29 August 2016 13:57 (two days ago) Permalink


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