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BON IVER - 4AD FOR EMMA, FOREVER AGO

DEBUT LP- HAUNTING DOWNBEAT ELECTRONICA / FOLK /ACOUSTIC I'M SURE YOU ALL KNOW THE STORY OF HIS ALBUM? SO ROMANTIC, ALMOST TOO PERFECT TO BE REAL: JUSTIN VERNON (WHO?), A BREAK-UP, AND A REMOTE CABIN. FOUR MONTHS ISOLATION WITH ONLY A GUITAR AND A PORTASTUDIO FOR COMPANY? WELL, IT'S LIKE A MELANCHOLY FAIRYTALE, BECAUSE OUT OF THIS HAS ARRIVED ONE OF THE MOST HONEST AND HEARTFELT RECORDS YOU'RE EVER LIKELY TO HEAR. "FOR EMMA" HAS RECEIVED RAVE REVIEWS BUT THIS SHOULDN'T BE CONFUSED WITH TIRESOME, MUSIC-BIZ HYPE. FOR ONE THING, THE ACCOLADES ALL CAME AFTER THE RECORD, AND ANYWAY, WHEN YOU HEAR THIS ALBUM YOU'LL JUST KNOW THAT ALL THE PRAISE IS DESERVED. JUSTIN LOOKS LIKE HE SHOULD BE OUT CHOPPING TREES, SINKING BEERS AND HUNTING DEER IN THE BACKWOODS, YET HE OPENS HIS MOUTH AND AN ANGEL FLIES OUT! WITH A FALSETTO (A LITTLE REMINISCENT OF THE TV ON THE RADIO GUY) THAT SOARS ON TOP OF A SUPER-AMBIENT ACOUSTIC GUITAR BASE (IRON AND WINE?) THESE SONGS EVOKE A BLEAK BUT BEAUTIFUL SENSE OF ISOLATION THAT'S HARD T - NEW RELEASE

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For Emma, Forever Ago
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Debut LP- Haunting Downbeat Electronica / Folk /Acoustic I'm sure you all know the story of his album? So romantic, almost too perfect to be real: Justin Vernon (who?), a break-up, and a remote cabin. Four months isolation with only a guitar and a portastudio for company? Well, it's like a melancholy fairytale, because out of this has arrived one of the most honest and heartfelt records you're ever likely to hear. "For Emma" has received rave reviews but this shouldn't be confused with tiresome, music-biz hype. For one thing, the accolades all came after the record, and anyway, when you hear this album you'll just know that all the praise is deserved. Justin looks like he should be out chopping trees, sinking beers and hunting deer in the backwoods, yet he opens his mouth and an angel flies out! With a falsetto (a little reminiscent of the TV On The Radio guy) that soars on top of a super-ambient acoustic guitar base (Iron And Wine?) these songs evoke a bleak but beautiful sense of isolation that's hard t

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Flume
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Lump Sum
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Skinny Love
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The Wolves Act 1 & 2
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Blindsided
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Creature Fear
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Team
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For Emma
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Bon Iver is a Grammy Award winning indie folk band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, and one of Justin Vernon's current and most notable music projects to date. The band also consists of Mike Noyce, Sean Carey and Matt MacCaughan. The name 'Bon Iver' (pronounced "bon ee-VAIR") is a play on the French phrase 'bon hiver' meaning 'good winter'. Vernon independently released Bon Iver's debut album For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007, most of which was recorded during a four-month stay in a remote cabin in Wisconsin. While in high school and college Vernon founded the indie-rock bands Mount Vernon and DeYarmond Edison in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he still resides. According to the For Emma Songfacts, after the break-up of De Yarmond Edison, Vernon retreated to his father's log cabin, out in the woods of north-east Wisconsin to hibernate for three snowy months. There he collected his thoughts and formulated them into a suite of songs, For Emma, Forever Ago . The album was originally self-released in late 2007 in a run of 500 copies and sold out instantly. The album garnered critical acclaim, and was picked up by the indie-rock label Jagjaguwar, which gave the album a proper release on February 19th, 2008. The album was released in the UK and Europe by iconic indie 4AD on May 12, 2008. When released in the UK, For Emma, Forever Ago received 5/5 and "Album of the Month" reviews in both MOJO and Uncut magazines. It is currently the third highest rated album of 2008 on review-aggregator site Metacritic, with accolades from publications including The Village Voice, The Hartford Courant and The A.V. Club. The group's second album Bon Iver, Bon Iver was released on June 17, 2011 to universal acclaim. It was named by Pitchfork Media as the best album of 2011 on their annual list. At the 2012 Grammys, the album won Best Alternative Album and the group was awarded Best New Artist, despite having debuted in 2007. www.boniver.org Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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