sooooo i'm like person number 923849380248203938 to jump on the Bon Iver bandwagon but here i go anyway!
i was given the album recommendation by Ste from TFH Fanzine and when further prompted by Emma from Mushaboom i finally got round to getting a copy.
i was definitely pleasantly surprised. 'For Emma, Forever Ago' is the most touching album i've heard this year. lyrics about lovers, heartbreak and beautiful vocals echo over delicate guitars to create possibly the 'prettiest' music around at the moment. not usually my bag but this album is just too good to let lie.
the pigeonholes of "alt.country" and "folk" had me worried at first but if this is what all "alt.country" sounds like can we please bring on some more? definitely check it out, even if you like your music at 23987438 bpm.
here's a video of Bon Iver in an incredible performance on Jools Holland earlier this year:
you can find downloadable .mp3s of the show recordings here at Deaf Indie Elephants.
Bon Iver - For Emma
aaaaand buy the album here!