Just in time for winter, BON IVER have announced a new 4 song 12″/cdep entitled Blood Bank. From the title track’s remembrance of the winter warmth we seek, to the summer love tribute of b-side gem “Babys”, Bon Iver’s snow-blanketed harmonies live across the seasons. Still, there is a reverence for sabbatical, solitude and the winding down of time. As much as “For Emma, Forever Ago” is about the cold, the Blood Bank collection is about the warmth that gets you through it.
Blood Bank will be released in the US on 1/20/09 and in the UK on 1/19/09. If you can’t wait until then, head out to one of the bands shows stretching through the end of December hitting the East coast and parts of the Midwest where they will be selling the vinyl version.
For a full list of tour dates, head HERE.
If “Blood Bank” wasn’t exciting enough, Justin Vernon and friends will be meeting Jagjaguwar’s home state hero, David Letterman on December 11th when they tape a performance for The Late Show to be aired on or around that day. If, in your delight about “Blood Bank”, you glossed over the previous sentence, let me say it one more time: Bon Iver’s performing on The Late Show With David Letterman! Uhhhhhh, you got any gum?