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Bon Iver

Postby Aleril » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:08 pm UTC

This is a thread for both fans of Bon Iver and those who haven't heard him.

For those who haven't heard him, here is your intro:


From For Emma, Forever Ago:

For Emma

From Self-titled:


Tour dates:

07-22-23 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
07-24 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
07-25 Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre
07-27 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
07-28 Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts
07-29 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater
07-30 Richmond, VA - The National
08-01-02 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
08-03 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
08-05 Boston, MA - House of Blues
08-06 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park
08-08 Toronto, Ontario - The Sound Academy
08-09 New York, NY - The United Palace Theatre
08-10 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
09-07 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
09-08 Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove
09-09 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
09-11 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
09-12 Dallas, TX - Winspear Opera House
09-13 Austin, TX - The Long Center for the Performing Arts
09-15 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
09-16 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
09-19 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
09-22 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre Berkeley
09-24 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Ampitheater
09-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
09-26 Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
10-19 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
10-20 Dublin, Ireland - The Canal Theater
10-22 Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall
10-24 London, England - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
10-26 Utrecht, Netherlands - MCV
10-27 Brussels, Belgium - AB
10-29 Paris, France - Trianon Palace
10-30 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
11-01 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
11-03 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
11-04 Stockholm, Sweden - Globen Annexet
11-05 Copenhagen, Denmark - Falkoner
11-06 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
11-09 Birmingham, England - O2 Academy
11-10 Leeds, England - O2 Academy
11-11 Bristol, England - Colston Hall


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Re: Bon Iver

Postby charliepanayi » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:06 pm UTC

Loved the debut, and have picked up the new one yesterday, can't wait to hear it. The last track is meant to be pretty Marmite so that will be interesting.
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Re: Bon Iver

Postby Smiling Hobo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:09 am UTC

I've heard mixed things about the new album, but I for one think it's fantastic. Much better than For Emma, where the only songs I liked a lot were "Flume" and "Skinny Love". The expanded instrumentation is very welcome, and there's just some straight up great song writing on songs like "Holocene" and "Towers". Only complaint is that the album gets a bit boring towards the end with the double-whammy snooze fest that is "Wash."/"Hinnom, Tx". Those two songs are very pretty out of context, though. "Beth/Rest", despite the kind of weird retro keyboard stuff, is a really nice ending, too.

So, yeah, Bon Iver is good. I just wish that the lyrics weren't impossible to understand 90% of the time...
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Re: Bon Iver

Postby McCaber » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:48 pm UTC

I saw them live in Milwaukee, on Bon Iver Day no less. Great music, great venue, great atmosphere. Easily one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Being a Wisconsinite, I've been digging them for a few years now. Self-titled is an awesome album, maybe even better than FEFO.
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