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Download Peter Gabriel’s beautiful take on Bon Iver’s “Flume”


One day Justin Vernon answered his phone, and Peter Gabriel was on the other end.  There’s no recording of the conversation, but we bet it kind of went like this:

Peter Gabriel: Hi Justin Vernon, this is Peter Gabriel, and I’m doing a covers record.  I’d like to do a cover of your most excellent song “Flume” from your album For Emma, Forever Ago if you wouldn’t mind.

Justin Vernon: Um, hi Peter Gabriel. You’d like to do what with the what now?
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BON IVER Releases 7″ In The UK

BON IVER recently released a 7″ single of “For Emma” in the UK via 4AD. The release also contains a non album track, “Wisconsin,” on the b-side.

You can purchase your copy of the 7″ HERE.

Or pick a copy up at one of the bands remaining UK/European dates, listed below:

09/23/08 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
09/24/08 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pusterviksbaren
09/25/08 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega-Small Hall
09/26/08 Hamburg, Germany – Theater @ Reeperbahn Festival
09/28/08 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
09/29/08 Munich, Germany – Ampere
09/30/08 Koln, Germany – Gebaude 9
10/02/08 Paris, France – Maroquinerie
10/03/08 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
10/04/08 Groningen, Netherlands – Take Root Festival Osterpoort
10/05/08 Tourcoing, France – Grand Mix
10/07/08 Dublin, Ireland – Tripod
12/07/08 London, UK – Apollo Victoria Theatre

BON IVER’s “For Emma, Forever Ago” now available for pre-order with free poster

The release of BON IVER’s “For Emma, Forever Ago” is almost upon us, and we’re very excited. In fact, we’re so antsy that we’re putting the CD and LP up for pre-order now. A fancy, offset-printed Bon Iver poster is free with every pre-order.

Get your hands on it here

Bon Iver (pronounced: bohn eevair; French for “good winter” and spelled wrong on purpose) is a greeting, a celebration and a sentiment. It is a new statement of an artist moving on and establishing the groundwork for a lasting career. For Emma, Forever Ago is the debut of this lineage of songs. As a whole, the record is entirely cohesive throughout and remains centered around a particular aesthetic, prompted by the time and place for which it was recorded. Justin Vernon, the primary force behind Bon Iver, seems to have tested his boundaries to the maximum, and in doing so has managed to break free from any pre-cursing or finished forms.

It wasn’t planned. The goal was to hibernate. Vernon moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin at the onset of winter. He lived there alone for three months, filling his days with wood splitting and other chores around the land. This solitary time slowly began feeding a bold, uninhibited new musical focus. The days slowly evolved into nights filled with twelve-hour recording blocks, breaking only for trips on the tractor into the pines to saw and haul firewood, or for frozen sunrises high up a deer stand. All of his personal trouble, lack of perspective, heartache, longing, love, loss and guilt that had been stock piled over the course of the past six years, was suddenly purged into the form of song.

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre

Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre

Lisboa, PT - ZDB

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