It’s great timing because I just picked up the newly released Bon Iver record, For Emma, Forever Ago (at eMusic on Jagjaguwar). Well, I know it’s not exactly new seeing as how Justin Vernon self-released it last year, but it’s new to me because I didn’t give it a whirl until just this week. And I’m growing obsessed.
I’m sure all the five-dollar adjectives have been used to describe this one, so I won’t even try. It’s music that moves you, for sure. And I’ve only been able to give it my partial attention. It sounds like a record written that could have been written in the cold, isolated woods of Wisconsin … oh, wait. It was.
Here’s Skinny Love from the NPR Webcast. Listen to the full performance here.
Bon Iver | Skinny Love (live in D.C.)
- Bon Iver | Skinny Love (album version)
And here’s Vernon performing Flume at 89.3 The Current: