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Artist: Bon Iver
Hails from: Northwestern, WI
Musical style: Acoustic, Folk, Rock
For fans of: Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes
Why you should check him out:
Distinguished by compounding falsettos and dense acoustic guitar melodies, Bon Iver creates gentle tracks fitting of winter landscape and emotional refuge.
With goals of winter hibernation in mind, singer-songwriter Justin Vernon set off for his fathers Wisconsin cabin in late 2007. Through three months of frozen solitude, Vernon emerged with nine songs full of acoustic layers and lyrical interspection entitled For Emma, Forever Ago. Initially self released, Bon Iver’s debut soon gained the attention of Jagjaguar Records who re-released it to much critical acclaim in February 2008. Named after the French phrase for “good winter”, Bon Iver’s songs exemplify the theme with the addition of intermittent drum machines, bass and horns all played by Vernon.
While getting his start in bands Mount Vernon and De Yarmond Edison, Bon Iver marks Vernon’s most successful incarnation to date, gaining top reviews from practically every media outlet imaginable and capturing the title of “Best Album of the Year” on more than one occasion. Enlisting the assistance of musicians of Mike Noyce and Sean Carey on live performances, Bon Iver has reproduced the multi-layered sounds captured on the recorded debut and gained highly coveted spots on tour with Black Mountain and Wilco. Sure to expand upon the one season atmosphere in future releases, with winter soon on it’s way, For Emma, Forever Ago offers you the perfect lo-fi acoustic ballads ready to accompany the season.
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