Wednesday, April 20, 2011
"Bon Iver, Bon Iver."
As of late, Bon Iver head honcho Justin Vernon's recreational activities include breakfast(s) and basketball alongside Kanye, "rolling a spliff with Rick Ross," studio sing-a-longs with John Legend, laying down a record as part of Ryan Olson's 25-deep "Soft [Indie] Rock" collective - GAYNGS,and hanging out in Hawaii (808) with the likes of Nicki Minaj, A-Trak, and Jeff Bhasker. The most physical result of these escapades includes noticeable vocal work on "Lost In the World" and "MONSTER," amongst several others (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy).
Between projects/funtimes, Vernon has slowly chipped away at new Bon Iver material, recording at a converted Wisconsin vet clinic (indoor pool) over the course of the past 3 odd years. The self-titled 10-track set is slated TBR June 21st on Jagjaguwar and is the group's first release since 2009's Blood Bank EP. Surf on over to the label's site for a few additional Bon Iver-related treats: The Gregory Euclide album art, a [newly re-tooled] Michael Perry "Band Bio," the LP track sequencing, etc.