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Bon Iver To Play O2 Dublin In November

Just got the fantastic news that Bon Iver will play the O2 Dublin on Monday the 12th of November. I could not be more happy about this, because I was meant to go to the gig in the Grand Canal Theater  last year, but circumstances got in the way. Delighted about this news though. Tickets are on sale this Friday from Ticketmaster and are 36.50.

By Conor Kelly

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New S. Carey EP

Sean Carey AKA S.Carey (AKA the other guy in Bon Iver). That is probably what most people who recognise his name will say. That would be a bit harsh on him, as he released a superb solo record ‘All We Grow’ back in 2010. He has a new EP ‘Hoyas’, which is out this week. ‘Two Angles’ is the first track off it and its really cool. It features sparse use of electronics and drum beats.

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Ones To Watch: BlkFltchr x AiO

Came across some interesting new stuff from Canada the other day. A rapper/producer duo going under the alias of Blk Fltchr x AiO. The Toronto natives are releasing their first EP ‘Bad Summer’ in April. This EP has a cool twist. The EP samples only material from Bon Iver’s self-titled second recordThe first track ‘MichiCan’ is a remix of sorts. It is a very cool piece of music and I would recommend checking these guys out.


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Bon Iver Cover Anaïs Mitchell

You should have known I was gonna cover this! Being a Bon Iver nut, I saw this and was intrigued. It is taken from Triple J Radio in Australia and it really is beautiful. This is a cover of ‘Coming Down’ by Anaïs Mitchell and its as good as you could expect. Of course, its not the first cover they’ve done. They covered ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me/In The Nick of Time’ last year.

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Bon Iver 4AD/Jagjaguwar Session

Bon Iver  played a session for record a 5 track-long session for 4AD/Jagjaguwar. They played tracks from their Grammy Award winning album. Watch it below:


Hinnom, TX
I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt cover)

By Conor Kelly


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Bon Iver Win Two Grammy Awards

The only thing that happened at the Grammy Awards that I really give a shit about: Bon Iver won two awards at the ceremony in Los Angeles, ‘Best New Artist‘ and Best Alternative Music Album.’ Delighted for Justin V. 

By Conor Kelly

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Watch Bon Iver On S.N.L

Bon Iver performed on Saturday Night Live last weekend. They played Holoceneand ‘Beth/Rest’ from their self-titled album of the year. You can watch below:

By Conor Kelly

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The Chieftains Duet With Bon Iver, Lisa Hannigan and More For 50th Anniversary Album

Random collaboration album of the year so far. The Chieftains are releasing an album to celebrate fifty years as a group. Bon Iver, Lisa Hannigin, The Civil Wars, Imelda May, The Decemberists and Paulo Nutini feature on it.

Words By Conor Kelly

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The Top Ten Albums Of 2011: Number 1

Number 1: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

And so here it is, the number one album of 2011. This year there was only one winner. This album was as close to perfection as any got to in 2011. Before this year, Justin Vernon was always known as the guy who recorded an album for months in isolation in a cabin. The result, For Emma, Forever Agowas a folk guitar piece of brilliance. It was fragile, heartfelt and full of heartbreak. This year though, the one man project come band really found their own. The self-titled second album could not be further from the debut.

From the opener Perth until closer ‘Beth/Rest’ is an album of sincere lyrics, majestic imagery,  beautiful harmonies, superb musicianship and a collective quality. You cannot skip a track. It grips you from the start, taking the listener on a journey from one beautiful place to another. If ‘For Emma’ was very personal and inward, ‘Bon Iver’ is most definitely for a large audience and one that puts the listener in a zone. Much has been written about Holocene, the grammy nominated track. It is beautiful and epic. ‘Calgary’ is darker, but equally enthralling.

‘Hinnom, TX’ is a track that reminds me more of a sunrise/sunset more than any other song. Its magical, as is the whole album. ‘Towers’ and ‘Wash.’ are both upbeat and continue the quality. As with Vernon’s good friend Kanye West‘s landmark record ‘My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy’ last year, this is the most complete and compelling album released in 2011. It was really Bon Iver’s year.

Words By Conor Kelly

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