aaamusic | On 20, Jul 2011
Bon Iver‘s second album Bon Iver released on 4AD in June debuted at #4 in the UK Album Charts. It also reached the heady heights of #2 in the US c/o Jagjaguwar.
The B-side to ‘Holocene’ is another cover in the shape of Peter Gabriel‘s ‘Come Talk To Me’ that was initially released as a super limited run for Record Store Day last year.
For his upcoming tour in October, Justin Vernon will perform with an 8-piece band that includes many musicians who contributed to the Bon Iver release. The touring band will consist of regular Bon Iver contributors Sean Carey (drums, piano), Mike Noyce (guitar) and Matt McCaughan (drums), as well as Rob Moose on violin and guitar (Antony and the Johnsons, The National), Mike Lewis on bass (Andrew Bird, Happy Apple), and a horn section including Reginald Pace, Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire) and C.J. Camerieri (Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens). Please note all UK dates are sold out.
Bon Iver Tour Dates:
Praise for Bon Iver:
‘Album of the Month.’ 4/5 MOJO
“Bon Iver possesses all of the austere beauty and understated emotiveness of its predecessor.” 5/5 Uncut
“In purely musical terms, Justin Vernon may just be the most important figure in popular music right now.” 5/5 The Independent
“Bon Iver remains rooted in the emotional sincerity that made Vernon’s debut so mesmerising.” 5/5 The Guardian
“Our love intensifies.” 5/5 Time Out
“If his last album struck a chord, this one strikes dozens.” 5/5 Evening Standard
‘Album of the Week’ 5/5 (Album of the Week) The Sunday Times
“Bon Iver is nothing short of hypnotic.” 5/5 Sunday Express
“One of the defining vocalists of our times.” 4/5 (Album of the Week) Daily Telegraph
“He’s out of the woods, and the view is beautiful.” 4/5 Q