Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Back To The Woods

Hallelujah! The piercing yelps of Bon Iver's founding mastermind, Justin Vernon, are coming back in all of their rural folk glory on a new 10-song LP to be released in June. Vernon has been busy since his last EP, Blood Bank, a chillingly thoughtful and quiet collection that featured such beauties as "Blood Bank" and "Woods". (The lyrics from "Blood Bank" - 'I'm in love with your honour/ I'm in love with your cheeks' - melt me every single time, without fail).

The new and thus-far-untitled release has been described by the artist himself as a collection that features "Perth", a heavier marching band and children's choir blend and "Beth/Rest" which Vernon says in a Rolling Stone article, is the point in the album "where you pick up your joint and re-light it." And, there you go, ladies and gentleman - Bon Iver is back.

Here is the sound that keeps me coming back:


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