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If Bon Iver and Kanye did an entire collab album, I might have to cry with joy. But idk if I could ever see that actually happening.


Anyways, I'm really hoping they add more US tour dates, because I still haven't gotten to see them, and I don't want to wait 2+ years for a chance to ;_____;

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^ Got such a laugh when someone showed me that the other night.


Bonny Bear photos I never shared from Coachella, in which I was beyond appalled at Justin Vernon's hairstyle:





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for anyone who has not seen this one yet:

take yourself a 25 minute break.



4AD and Jagjaguwar have collaborated on a live session that captures a truly unique Bon Iver performance, featuring Justin Vernon and Sean Carey. On recent tours fans will have become accustomed to seeing Vernon flanked by an eleven-piece band, with the swell in numbers lending a grandiose element to even his most delicate songs. Sidestepping expectations, the idea Vernon presented for this session was to provide a wildly different experience.


Recorded in AIR Studio's Lyndurst Hall - a building that was originally a church and missionary school designed in 1880 by the great Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse (designer of the Natural History Museum) - Vernon was joined only by Carey, with the pair positioning themselves opposite one another at two grand pianos. Although neither Justin nor Sean's first instrument is piano, they were able to remodel the songs in a way that showcases their complimentary vocals and, perhaps more strikingly, a seemingly effortless ability to experiment with form and structure.


As such, fans are treated to jaw-dropping interpretations of several songs from both the new album and the 'Blood Bank' EP, as well as a cover of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me". And interpretation is an apt word, as these songs are artfully abstracted from their original incarnations. Rather than layer the sound as on 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver', the focus is on paring back, in part evoking the minimalist approach of contemporary classical music, while remaining true enough to the source material to retain those elements characteristic of Bon Iver.


As on "Babys" and "Hinnom, TX", Vernon's trademark falsetto is positioned centre stage, framed by subtle and unexpected instrumental flourishes that render the performance simultaneously weighty and airless. It's quite an achievement that songs so widely-known and loved in their recorded form are able gain in emotional impact, and stands as testament to Bon Iver's singular talent.


1. Hinnom, TX

2. Wash.

3. I Can't Make You Love Me

4. Babys

5. Beth/Rest


Director: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Recording & Mixing: Jake Jackson with Brian Joseph

Recorded in London at AIR Studios, October 16, 2011


"Hinnom, TX", "Wash.", "Beth/Rest" © 2011 April Base Publishing (ASCAP)

"Babys" © 2009 April Base Publishing (ASCAP)

"I Cant' Make You Love Me" © 1991 BMG Songs, Almo Music Corp., Bird Blues Music, Hayes Street Music (ASCAP)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Tp5fl18Ho]Bon Iver at AIR Studios (4AD/Jagjaguwar Session) - YouTube[/ame]

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wanted to go to the opener festival in poland this year where bon iver is going to perform. but it is in the time period where i have several important exams so i cant go :(



edit: have a nice day then!.. ;)


edit: maybe i give a shit on my exams and take one day off :wacky:

they perform on a sunday in hamburg. that isnt too far away from me :)

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didnt know that spotify is not available in portugal. sorry :shrug:

maybe it works out on youtube or google then!?

takes a while though to find all the songs as you have to search them all up step by step.

here are some to start with ;]

[ame=http://soundcloud.com/teendaze/bon-iver-perth-teen-daze-remix]Bon Iver - Perth (Teen Daze Remix) by teendaze on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free[/ame]

[ame=http://soundcloud.com/stop-the-car/towers-stop-the-car-remix]Towers (Stop The Car Remix) by Stop The Car on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ynbx50hK-M]St.South - We Washed Texas (Bon Iver Stem Remix) - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnwvXvXEb9I]Bon Iver - Calgary (Geography's Slow Action Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD - YouTube[/ame]

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