Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bon Iver | November 30 | Higher Ground

Flatlander recently expressed his excitement for tomorrow night's headliner at Higher Ground's small room: Elvis Perkins. Although I expect the young Elvis to put on a great show, what has yet to be shared is MY excitement for the opening act: Bon Iver. The last few months has been blog-hype city for stunning self-released debut Forever Ago, For Emma. Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) recently signed to Jagjaguwar, one of the most consistent labels going (Besnard Lakes, Black Mountain, Julie Doiron, Okkervil River, Oneida, Parts & Labor, Sunset Rubdown, Wilderness, etc). Those two points were enough for me to pick up the album. It has been on repeat ever since. As the blog's have already said so appropriately, "Forever Ago, For Emma is a modern folk masterpiece, filled with deeply intimate songs of the most skeletal sort. Justin Vernon’s ghostly falsetto resonates with melancholy and sincerity, something that’s sorely missed in these days of manufactured “indie” hits."

After you get the free stream (here), head over to S Burlington on Friday and pay your 10 bucks. You won't be disappointed.

Bon Iver - Skinny Love.mp3 (self released album available at shows, Jagjaguwar will re-release 02/19/08)

1 comment:

bg said...

I am both happy and sad as a result of this post.

Happy as this is an amazing album - I've listened to it about 8 times in the last 3 or 4 days and it gets better with each listen.

Sad because I didn't read the post until after the HG show - so bummed to have missed it. I can just picture seeing him with out much introduction, and just getting blown away -- much like going to see Will Oldham perform Superwolf, having only a cursory introduction to him.

So thanks for the post!