Bon Iver came out of nowhere almost ten years ago. I first came across him after being linked to a session he did for a midwestern public radio station in an AIM chat back in spring 2007 – it had under 1000 views at the time. I’m relistening to Blood Bank as I write this, and it’s truthfully been a while since I’ve dusted off a Bon Iver record. Bon Iver was among the first wave of “indie” acts I got in to, in thanks to those AIM chats and I only got to see him once at Sasquatch 2012. Shortly after that, he retired the moniker and it’s been lying dormant/in a grave ever since. Back in high school, Bon Iver was the talk of the town (they pronounced it “BAHN EYE-VURR”). Hipster Runoff (RIP in peace) would publish articles lampooning ‘Bonny Bear’ relentlessly, and if you can get made fun of by Carles… you’ve made it.Â Blood BankÂ fell by the wayside it seems – this EP truly bridged the gap betweenÂ For Emma, Forever Ago andÂ Bon Iver, Bon Iver with his vocoder dabbling. This record comes courtesy ofÂ Newbury which some of you like, some of you not so much, but I felt this was worth posting up due to Bon Iver’s massive following. Listen toÂ Blood Bank below via the Spotify player and see what you think of it. Cheers!
This Newbury Comics Exclusive vinyl pressing is limited to 1500 pieces, and includes a digital download card.
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- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive