Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bon Iver to Release "Blood Bank" EP Jan 20

It's seems like Justin Vernon has been everywhere of late, selling out venues in NY and promoting his previous LP, For Emma Forever Ago. Yet, here he comes again with the release of a new EP titled, Blood Bank that drops on 12" and CD Jan. 20 in the US and the 19th in the UK. We heard the title track at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and it's clear that Mr. Vernon is taking his project to a larger, more band-focused direction. It almost seemed Wilcoesque to us, but of course still featuring Vernon's unmistakable falsetto.
Bon Iver will also play Letterman Dec. 11th.

More details below from his label Jagjaguwar...

The new EP will be for sale in vinyl form at Bon Iver's upcoming UK and US tours in December. Those who purchase the 12" will be able to activate the digital download coupon on the January release date.

From the title track's remembrance of the winter warmth we seek, to the summer love tribute of b-side gem "Babys", Bon Iver's snow-blanketed harmonies live across the seasons. Still, there is a reverence for sabbatical, solitude and the winding down of time. As much as "For Emma, Forever Ago" is about the cold, the Blood Bank collection is about the warmth that gets you through it.

See two live videos featuring tracks from the EP after the jump

"Blood Bank"


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