Paste: The Icicles Have Dropped For Bon Iver’s New Album

April 20, 2011 Blog, Blurbs

Details for Bon Iver’s upcoming album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, set to be released on June 21, have been announced. For the tracklisting and a wonderfully descriptive bio penned by author Michael Perry head over to Max Blau’s article


First it was For Emma, Forever Ago. The soul in a refraction of icicles. A moment hanging like breath on air. And yet life – even still life – is not still. The story is not a story if it does not unravel. Your eyes you may cast backward, but the heart is locked in the chest and must beat forever forward. Bon Iver, Bon Iver is the frozen beast pressing upward from a loosening earth, one ear cocked to the echo of the ghost choir still singing, the other craving the martial call of drums tumbling, of thrum and wheeze. The desolation smoke has dissipated, cut with strips of brass. Celebration will not be denied, the cabinet cannot contain the rattle, there is meat on the bones.


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