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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bon Iver's Blood Bank



I can remember the Fall of '07 so clearly. I was interning at CMJ and while sorting out Rev Moose's incoming albums I came across a promo copy of Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago. At this point, no one had heard of Justin Vernon, he was a twinkle in the eye of Pitchfork and his MySpace profile views were certainly not even over a hundred thousand (as opposed to the current two million views and three million plays). Now, FE, FA is one of 2008's most critically acclaimed albums, everyone and their mother can say "good winter" in French and according to Amazon the album is ranked as number 17 in music...IN MUSIC! What began as Vernon's three month hibernation has turned into a public must-see. From catching him at Sound Fix in Brooklyn some time ago to watching him headline sold out venues across the country, FMLY could not be any more supportive of Bon Iver - we even wrote quite the adoring post back in January of '08!

Why am I bringing all of this up? Well it's time for round two, Blood Bank. Complete with the genuine unfiltered emotion that you can now expect as trademark Vernon, the final song "Woods" provides an acapella adventure through autotune. Deejays, load your ableton because I'm feelin' some T Payne up in 'dis bank. You can listen to the Blood Bank EP on MySpace as well as pre-order, click here.

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