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WATCH: Bon Iver Performs “Blood Bank” at Bonnaroo Music Festival

Sunday couldn’t have been better for Bon Iver’s Bonnaroo performance. The overcast skies and light mist created the perfect atmosphere for the show, which thousands of people came out to see. For those who weren’t able to make it to festival this year (and those who want to relive the experience), here’s your chance to capture the live show. In this video, Bon Iver perform a stellar version of “Blood Bank” from the What Stage.

Don’t miss Bon Iver on their European tour this summer! Full list of dates HERE.

Bon Iver Performances at Austin City Limits Now on Hulu!

The Best of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2009 was just added over at Hulu, and three Bon Iver videos have gone up: Blood Bank, The Wolves (Act I and II) and Brackett, WI.  Holy crap, there is plastic sheeting on EVERYTHING.  There is also a very enormous and attentive audience, also covered in plastic.

Other videos are embedded after the jump! Cross your fingers that you get the Cottonelle ad with the puppy. Read the rest of this entry »

BON IVER Releases MP3 For Blood Bank EP

Jagjaguwar is proud to release the first high quality MP3 (nice try with all those crappy vinyl rips!) from the much anticipated BON IVER “Blood Bank” EP.

Leave it to BON IVER to make blood donation sound sexy. Have we ever found love at a blood bank? No. Have we ever made out in a car after donating blood? No. This song certainly brings us there, though, munching on cookies and drinking juice boxes in order to keep from fainting in that snowy parking lot. Red and white. Blood and snow.

Pitchfork was one of the firsts to weigh in on the title song:
“You can feel him stretching a bit, playing around with different ways to tell stories in his songs. ‘Blood Bank’ doesn’t really have a proper chorus– a leap up to a weary high note is as close at it gets– and there’s no bridge, either. Instead, it’s just a steady funeral march trailing behind one repeating chord progression, a lean and stark structure to match the song’s blown-out world.”

The EP will be released in digital, cd and vinyl formats on January 20th (19th in the UK) by Jagjaguwar, worldwide. No promotional copies will be available until that time.

Please enjoy the song “Blood Bank”

Australians can catch BON IVER live later this month:
01/15/09 Perth, Australia – Fly By Night
01/17/09 Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli
01/18/09 Melbourne, Australia – The Hi-Fi
01/19/09 Melbourne, Australia – Forum Theatre
01/20/09 Sydney, Australia – The Famous Spiegeltent
01/21/09 Angel Place, Australia – City Recital Hall
01/22/09 Sydney, Australia – The Famous Spiegeltent
01/23/09 Sydney, Australia – The Famous Spiegeltent
01/24/09 Angel Place, Australia – City Recital Hall

BON IVER’s Blood Bank Up For Pre-order

Jagjaguwar is pleased to announce that BON IVER’s newest release, Blood Bank, is available now for pre-order.

Your pre order copy will ship the second week of January, and the record will be available in stores January 20 in the US, January 19 in the UK.

Pre-order your CDEP or 12″HERE.

BON IVER To Release New 12″, Tours Through Winter, Performs On David Letterman

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?

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Angel Olsen
Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan  w/ Rodrigo Amarante

Pink Mountaintops
Vittorio Veneto, IT - Bianconiglio

S. Carey
Kansas City, MO - The recordBar

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