Bon Iver post new song
2011-05-16 by idk | 162 Comments

Bon Iver have posted a new song entitled 'Calgary,' the first track from their forthcoming self-titled album, on their website.

Bon Iver is scheduled for release on June 21.

http://www.boniver.org

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psykonaut
May 16th 2011

3913 Comments


fuck yeah

ihopeuchoke
May 16th 2011

668 Comments


This is the best Bon Iver song I have ever listened to....

Rikardur
May 16th 2011

731 Comments


It's alright. The new album should be good.

SharkEthic
May 16th 2011

582 Comments


On my seventh listen...amazing

MikhailBower
May 16th 2011

19 Comments


If this song is any indication of the entire album....

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2011

16134 Comments


Great track. Album should be Bon Iver realizing their full potential.

Baphomet
May 16th 2011

7364 Comments


Just what the doctor prescribed.

DoubtGin
May 16th 2011

6748 Comments


3/5

Titan50
May 16th 2011

4588 Comments


wet myself

Samshine
May 16th 2011

1035 Comments


Love it, can't wait for the whole album to be released.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2011

23804 Comments


sorry Simple Math, you've got some serious, serious, SERIOUS competition coming

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2011

7325 Comments


Not sure what I think of this

LegendofPittman
May 16th 2011

2943 Comments


Soooo good.

ThyCrossAwaits
May 16th 2011

3051 Comments


I had to open Sputnik in another tab because I couldn't stop the song, but had to comment.

Fucking amazing, can't wait for this now.

iFghtffyrdmns
May 16th 2011

7047 Comments


sounds good, sounds good!

joshuatree
Emeritus
May 16th 2011

3743 Comments


this is fantastic

thebhoy
Emeritus
May 16th 2011

4459 Comments


yeah, this is lovely.

CelestialDust
May 16th 2011

3155 Comments


today is a good day

jingledeath
May 16th 2011

7104 Comments


so good

taxidermist
May 16th 2011

7198 Comments


Where's Stokes? I know he's gonna jizz all over this.


Drsmith4
May 16th 2011

1715 Comments


Pretty song. Not amazing, though.

Romulus
May 16th 2011

8423 Comments


really really good but gonna try to limit my listens until the full thing

SuicideByStar
May 16th 2011

115 Comments


Is amazing.

Iamthe Nightstars
May 16th 2011

2226 Comments


Love it.


Darb
May 16th 2011

30 Comments


Dope.

defjaw83
May 16th 2011

1765 Comments


So good

JohnGrady
May 16th 2011

153 Comments


90 percent of the albums I was looking forward to this year have been disappointing.

Simple Math broke that and this, I think, is going to even blow that out of the water.

Eko
May 16th 2011

2119 Comments


whoah theres like no acoustic guitar really

still great though

Enotron
May 16th 2011

7695 Comments


i thought this was incredible

chaseguitar
May 16th 2011

730 Comments


liked it, didn't love it.

^ that will almost undoubtedly change for the better.

Alxander18
May 16th 2011

278 Comments


This is beautiful.
2011 is the best year for music in a long time.

Gee
May 16th 2011

228 Comments


the site wont load for me. ah well will listen in the morning

Skimaskcheck
May 16th 2011

2360 Comments


peter gabriel

Acre
May 16th 2011

847 Comments


As a resident of Calgary, I'm glad we finally have SOMETHING awesome named after us.

Knott-
Emeritus
May 16th 2011

10195 Comments


oh my god

taxidermist
May 16th 2011

7198 Comments


"I am here Taxi, only listened once but it was definitely good. I'll jizz over it when I have more time to listen."

I see you got blueball.

lucazade22
May 16th 2011

531 Comments


Eko hit the nail on the head. It's a nice song but NO ACOUSTIC GUITAR
I hope some of the other tracks are more stripped down and less produced.

Steoandnoodles
May 16th 2011

2832 Comments


All aboard the hype train. Choo Choo

JWT155
May 16th 2011

9213 Comments


It was good, not amazing.

Fugue
May 16th 2011

7352 Comments


Listened 3 times in a row and while it's a pretty amazing track I'd like to hear it in a full albm context.

BroFro
May 16th 2011

405 Comments


I didn't think it was possible, but if this track is any indication, For Emma may just be beaten... Unbelievable song.

JohnGrady
May 16th 2011

153 Comments


Yeah, I was gonna say but don't really know how to say it..

I'm sort of getting sick of this electronic-ish sound..(This, Burst Apart, King of Limbs)

I want to hear some acoustic guitars.

bloodsorcery
May 16th 2011

109 Comments


Hmm I'm not too sure about this. I've only listened once though, hopefully it'll grow on me and the album will be beautiful

Mordecai.
May 16th 2011

8277 Comments


love this. i hope he burns his acoustic guitar and goes all bleep bloop.

Douglas
May 16th 2011

9096 Comments


omg, yes, just made my day.

Digging: James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

ilikeforests
May 16th 2011

328 Comments


goddamnit i need to be at that toronto show

HallucinogeNick
May 16th 2011

755 Comments


not digging this song at all. Don't like the style of direction he's headed.

FourSquare20
May 16th 2011

320 Comments


Definitely not what I expected to hear, but I like the song. An interesting and enjoyable new direction.

Consigliere
May 16th 2011

229 Comments


ًWTH ! Where's the acoustic ??? I'm still sore over that King Of Limbs shit so the rest of this album better not be like this or i'll be really really pissed off.

CelestialDust
May 16th 2011

3155 Comments


hey dude, that little circle with the squigly line you got going up there, i tried in vain to wipe it off my laptop thinking it was a hair or someshit

ilikeforests
May 16th 2011

328 Comments


"This is the best Bon Iver song I have ever listened to...."

no it isn't


ShadowRemains
May 16th 2011

20521 Comments


that was pretty chill

i wasn't the hugest fan of Emma but that sounded pretty good


AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2011

16134 Comments


Lol. They just played Flume on House.

Winesburgohio
May 16th 2011

1013 Comments


'WTH ! Where's the acoustic ??? I'm still sore over that King Of Limbs shit so the rest of this album better not be like this or i'll be really really pissed off.'

I hate it when musical artists progress too man


Digging: Gordon Ashworth - S.T.L.A.

bigguytoo9
May 16th 2011

241 Comments


sounds pretty solid

beefshoes
May 16th 2011

3507 Comments


Awesome stuff.
He looks a hell of a lot like Rody Walker in that picture.

Eskate87
May 16th 2011

959 Comments


fuckin superb. cant wait.

patrickfannon
May 16th 2011

886 Comments


Bon Iver goes all Kid A/Wind's Poem on everyone's ass. Awwwwww shit. Justin is sounding mighty trippy and confident. Let's hope this record leaks, like, tomorrow.

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

patrickfannon
May 16th 2011

886 Comments


Beginning reminds me a little of the Twin Peaks theme; that's where I got the whole Wind's Poem feel.

singthewordhope
May 16th 2011

106 Comments


this is good, but doesn't really do what i liked about for emma

DiceMan
May 16th 2011

7068 Comments


inb4 Bon Iver pulls a Sufjan

this is gorgeous

mothercountry
May 16th 2011

447 Comments


This definitely reminded me of twin peaks as well.

BTBAMbear
May 16th 2011

96 Comments


mmmm soothing

Dummit
May 16th 2011

349 Comments


om nom nom

Spare
May 16th 2011

5271 Comments


site won't load

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
May 16th 2011

258 Comments


and he's not even going to tour through Calgary...?

qwer7yfreak
May 16th 2011

486 Comments


Okay this is pretty damn amazing. The electronic elements are actually pretty cool. And his voice is as gorgeous as ever.

808muzik
May 17th 2011

938 Comments


This is fucking awesome.

Digging: FKA twigs - LP1

Matte
May 17th 2011

539 Comments


Beautiful. I dug that.

crazyblinddude
May 17th 2011

3389 Comments


Omg so good. Not gonna listen to any more until the album comes out.

farglesnuff
May 17th 2011

241 Comments


And thats how my pants got sticky.

farglesnuff
May 17th 2011

241 Comments


2 pairs thus far, but im not changing them after every listen.

Spare
May 17th 2011

5271 Comments


WHY WON'T THE SITE FUCKING LOAD

Spare
May 17th 2011

5271 Comments


fine youtubing this shit christ

AtavanHalen
May 17th 2011

17927 Comments


This is perfect.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2011

23804 Comments


"inb4 Bon Iver pulls a Sufjan "

hahahaha good call

qwe3
May 17th 2011

21355 Comments


song was alright

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2011

23804 Comments


it's no Tyler, The Creator

qwe3
May 17th 2011

21355 Comments


well that was obvious dude, it's in the title of the article: "Bon Iver post new song"

i mean it's no Motorhead, Rolling Stones, Mogwai, Pocohontas, The Wombats, Queen, Rosetta, Brokencyde, Eminem or Battles either but no one's pointing that out


except for me

cuz i had my tray table up

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2011

23804 Comments


haha it was cause you called me out for giving a 2 to Goblin because I gave a 5 to an Aesop Rock album.

but seriously now, come on this song rules

qwe3
May 17th 2011

21355 Comments


and my seat back in the full upright posishunnnnn



yeah its pretty good i guess since im listening to the tallest man on earth whos pretty much better that he doesn't sound as good

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2011

23804 Comments


tmoe rules pretty hard. but this song is soooo good and the 51 second clip Justin Vernon posted a
while ago was like x10 better. I am incredibly stoked for this album (as you can see from muh avatar)

qwe3
May 17th 2011

21355 Comments


album cover is bootiful

HBFS
May 17th 2011

1230 Comments


Awesome song

Digging: The Hotelier - Home, Like NoPlace Is There

liledman
May 17th 2011

3826 Comments


song is alright. move along.

Ire
May 17th 2011

41753 Comments


no no no it is the greatest thing ever released and will forever be the greatest thing ever released until another artist that sputnik really likes a lot releases an album

fuck, this is like the best thing since that protest the hero album

AutoRock
May 17th 2011

416 Comments


Need to get the LP. Now.

lancebramsay
May 17th 2011

1585 Comments


too many listeners killed the site :/

Consigliere
May 17th 2011

229 Comments


"I hate it when musical artists progress too man"

Yeah well, i wouldnt consider changing styles as "progress" in most cases, an artist can progess without changing their sound, also, the stripped down acoustic based sound was an integral part of vernon's past releases so i wasnt expecting this, thats all so dont get smart with me.

Also, even if i fuckin hated this, its my opinion ya c ...

lancebramsay
May 17th 2011

1585 Comments


yup that was great

beefshoes
May 17th 2011

3507 Comments


Simple Math sucks though.
Just saying.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2011

31072 Comments


Track was good, not great

Digging: Banks - Goddess

Motiv3
May 17th 2011

8923 Comments


like this new direction, song is good.

Digging: Punch - They Don?t Have To Believe

Spare
May 17th 2011

5271 Comments


yeah song was pretty good. hoping it'll grow on me. was a bit weird vocally in some parts.

JesusChris
May 17th 2011

673 Comments


Definitely a grower, first two listens I thought it was good and nothing more but I keep coming back to it and finding more depth and unf. stoked for the album.

tom79
May 17th 2011

3365 Comments


song is good

Digging: Rainer Maria - Look Now Look Again

darnielle
May 17th 2011

221 Comments


zzzzzzz

Steoandnoodles
May 17th 2011

2832 Comments


I really like this new song. Often I don't like when an artist abandons a stylistic factor of their music (in this case the acoustics) but thanks to the atmosphere and vocals; there is still enough here for me to enjoy. =)

Much more so than Blood Bank anyway.

patrickfannon
May 17th 2011

886 Comments


Just so everyone knows, it's pronounced "Bone Eve-Air." Don't want anyone making a complete and total ass out of themselves by having the gall to pronounce it exactly the goddamn way it's spelled. Oh, and this song is amazing, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Justin's being intenitonally coy and misleading with this single...

Not in a Strokes' "Under Cover of Darkness" long-con manner, but in a sort of hype-negating, expectation-diverting manner. Anyone else feel that way?

Steoandnoodles
May 17th 2011

2832 Comments


How do you mean Patrick? You think he's trying to keep the hype low by releasing a a tame song?

Phideaux
May 17th 2011

1654 Comments


Great song

JesusChris
May 17th 2011

673 Comments


lol even justin pronounces it the way it's spelt.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2011

23804 Comments


It's pronounced like "Bon hiver" (french for 'good winter'). And Justin Vernon pronounces it properly, I don't know what you're on about.

Steoandnoodles
May 17th 2011

2832 Comments


I always pronounced it Bon hiver too. =P



Otaku
May 17th 2011

60 Comments


Honestly? Expected more, I'm disappointed. 3/5 because I'm sure it's genius and I'm too dumb to understand this masterpiece.

toolpeth182
May 17th 2011

190 Comments


so stoked to see him in T.O.

patrickfannon
May 17th 2011

886 Comments


Steoandnoodles,

Not necessarily a tame song, but perhaps a misleading one. I have a feeling it is not indicative of what the rest of the record will sound like, but rather a small sliver meant to appease curiosity and stave off driving expectations up even higher than they already are. However, I do think the rest of the album is going to be more lush, rich, and downright psychadelic than this single lets on.

Pitchfork ran this awhile back:

"According to Rolling Stone, experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson and pedal-steel guitarist Greg Leisz (Wilco, Joni Mitchell) were tapped to contribute to the record. Tracks include "Perth", which Vernon refers to as "a Civil War-sounding heavy metal song" and Rolling Stone reports that it features "a marching drum beat, a children's choir and wailing guitars," "Minnesota Wisconsin", and the closer "Beth/Rest", which Vernon claims is "definitely the part where you pick up your joint and re-light it."

Yesssssssss.

patrickfannon
May 17th 2011

886 Comments


Aids, I'm just poking fun at the people who correct me for pronouncing Bon Iver, "Bonn Eye-Verr" as opposed to the French pronunciation, "Bone Eve-Air." I've been scolded several times for making this "mistake." Just a matter of preference. Like the way the Dutch laugh at the fact that almost all Americans mispronounce Vincent van Gogh's last name. Same idea.

Enotron
May 17th 2011

7695 Comments


how is gogh supposed to be pronounced?

Steoandnoodles
May 17th 2011

2832 Comments


Wow, sounds mighty interesting. Thanks for the update Patrickfannon. =)

HallucinogeNick
May 17th 2011

755 Comments


just leaked in its entirety

defjaw83
May 17th 2011

1765 Comments


I saw that but can't seem to find a link goddammit

Outnumbered
May 17th 2011

370 Comments


Song is so good, looking forward to the album.

And I feel it would be against the law not to go to that Toronto show...

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2011

23804 Comments


yeah apparently it leaked. I can't find it without doing one of those stupid survey things that asks for your phone number.

defjaw83
May 17th 2011

1765 Comments


^^^
same here! I'm not doing that shit

defjaw83
May 17th 2011

1765 Comments


Good. That album is amazing but I want something new from them. Just hope it's as good

Eko
May 17th 2011

2119 Comments


just listened to for emma again and determined that it is impossible that it will be topped.

Fugue
May 17th 2011

7352 Comments


"how is gogh supposed to be pronounced?"

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/321174/van_gogh_the_pronunciation/

It's a parody video, but the pronounciation from the Dutch guy is closse to how I'm led to believe it's pronounced.

HallucinogeNick
May 17th 2011

755 Comments


^^ Leak

mothercountry
May 17th 2011

447 Comments


fuck yes.

CrisStyles
May 17th 2011

767 Comments


will wait until the album comes out.

defjaw83
May 17th 2011

1765 Comments


I can't download off filesonic anymore. I cancelled a download once and now it just tells me that there is an error as I can't download more than 1 file at a time. Sucks

JohnGrady
May 17th 2011

153 Comments


My god the opening to Perth is soo good.

I'm going to order one of the bundles simply because I want that sweet shirt.

psykonaut
May 17th 2011

3913 Comments


fuck yeah, got dat leak
new bon iver + new boris + LA Noire = best day ever

SeaAnemone
May 17th 2011

19979 Comments


last track is ridiculously bad

Digging: Natural Snow Buildings - The Night Country

Knott-
Emeritus
May 17th 2011

10195 Comments


no^

HallucinogeNick
May 17th 2011

755 Comments


nearing completion of first listen through and IMO**......not an aoty contender at all. it has none of the heart gripping immediacy of For Emma. Like has been said before, he pulled a Sufjan with all this electronic shit.



BUT seeing him at Lollapalooza on a rainy Friday afternoon in Grant Park 2 years ago was still amazing.

SuicideByStar
May 17th 2011

115 Comments


Listening now and the album is fantastic, will undoubtedly grow on me more.

I think people need to stop comparing to this to For Emma.
Emma is a masterpiece, and this album adopts a new style.
But in it's own right, this album is absolutely great.

AOTY Major Contender.

farglesnuff
May 17th 2011

241 Comments


ya im about halfway through. its the shit.

demigod!
May 17th 2011

44130 Comments


i pronounce it "bawn eyever" and idgaf


about to listen to the leak. i liked emma so i will probably like this

Digging: Failure - Magnified

CelestialDust
May 17th 2011

3155 Comments


what would i do without sputnik

...probably find out about things 5 hours later



mothercountry
May 17th 2011

447 Comments


beth/rest is superfantastic.

G3N3R1C
May 17th 2011

1945 Comments


4.5'd after the first listen, but i could easily see myself bumping this to a 5 at some point... that would make this the third 2011 release that i've rated 5...

also, beth/rest is superfantastic. [2]

JohnGrady
May 17th 2011

153 Comments


This is a 3.5/4 for me right now..It cooould possibly get bumped to a 4.5 in a couple weeks/months but I doubt it.

letsgofishing
May 17th 2011

901 Comments


So yeah..what's up with the sex jam at the end?

Torii
May 17th 2011

812 Comments


White stuff in mah hands.

patrickfannon
May 17th 2011

886 Comments


Just got it. I am about to fucking cum.

patrickfannon
May 17th 2011

886 Comments


Enotron, I was trying to think of how to explain the pronunciation of "van Gogh", but I could not put it into words. I Googled it, and this is the best answer I could find:

The pronunciation--it's difficult to put into words. The "Van" is a bit like "Fen" with the V sounding like a half V and half F. The "a" isn't quite like a short "e", but it's softer than North Americans pronounce it.
The Gogh--it's tricky. The first G sounds a bit like a guttural H, the "o" sound stays the same pretty much the same (but not as harsh sounding as the "o" in "go") and the final GH is sort of like a guttural CH, like in the name Johann Sebastian Bach.



bab808
May 17th 2011

456 Comments


so fucking good

garth
May 18th 2011

91 Comments


I found two leaked tracks on Youtube and blogged about them if anyone's interested. http://iheardasongtoday.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/first-listen-new-leaked-tracks-holocene-and-wash-by-bon-iver/

farglesnuff
May 18th 2011

241 Comments


4 right now. 4.5 is a good possibility. i gave emma a 4.5 tho... i dunno if this is as good (yet), but it might be...

CelestialDust
May 18th 2011

3155 Comments


bab I would delete that if I were you

Steoandnoodles
May 18th 2011

2832 Comments


Production is really good. Didn't he do it himself?
Only gripe personally; is that the climax is slightly tainted by it. I don't think he good give the climax he wanted with the production. =/
Maybe that's just me.

CocosBeard
May 18th 2011

19 Comments


I really liked the album. Very lush and beautiful. I'm going to give it a couple more listens before giving it a rating.

bab808
May 18th 2011

456 Comments


delete what?

lobby
May 18th 2011

1251 Comments


oh shit, it leaked yesterday and i havent rated it yet

MrGlass
May 18th 2011

326 Comments


why the hell do people like this so much

Steoandnoodles
May 18th 2011

2832 Comments


Because it's a good song.

MrGlass
May 18th 2011

326 Comments


sounds like bland, adult contemporary music you would hear in a fabric store. or the dentist.

Steoandnoodles
May 18th 2011

2832 Comments


??? It does?
Doesn't sound like that to me. =/

New Iron & Wine record did though.

patrickfannon
May 18th 2011

886 Comments


Mr.Glass, why do you like Animal Collective so much? To me, much of their output sounds like what would happen if you put a few hippies in a recording studio with a sheet of blotter acid and some mescaline. It's primarily noise. I dislike it, yet I can sort of see why it appeals to others. Sort of. I guess it's much to do with diversity of opinion and disposition as anything else. Art is a subjective medium, my friend. To each his own, as they say.

And Babs, I think Celestial Dust means the link you posted above. If it contains a link to an illegal download, they'll probably reprimand you somehow. I don't know the rules that well, but I got all of my ratings (over 1,000 of them) erased last year for rating Nickelback's entire catalogue a 1.0. So, I wouldn't put it past them.

patroneyes
May 18th 2011

1919 Comments


"perth" is better

Knott-
Emeritus
May 18th 2011

10195 Comments


sounds like bland, adult contemporary music you would hear in a fabric store. or the dentist.


hahaha your dentist must be an emotional place to be

Alxander18
May 19th 2011

278 Comments


Beth/rest sounds so much like an 80's ballad.

Amazing song, album is a solid 4 for me right now, haven't been able to give it many listens.

lobby
May 19th 2011

1251 Comments


or the dentist.


this makes me sad

mast3rshake16
May 19th 2011

109 Comments


album is a solid 4, some tracks are borderline booring...

Minnesota, WI
Hinnom, Tx
Beth/Rest

AMAZING

MrGlass
May 19th 2011

326 Comments


haha wow. I was listening to Beth/Rest on a different site, not this song. this isn't bad at all. I still don't like the intentionally mushy, ballad sound Beth/Rest is going for. but I can enjoy this. MY BAD GUYZ

and my dentist is a very, very emotional place

mothercountry
May 19th 2011

447 Comments


I gots the lyrics:

http://jagjaguwar.com/blog/2011/05/bon-iver-bon-iver-the-lyrics/

Circa4life
May 19th 2011

289 Comments


Could Perth be any more amazing!

bab808
May 19th 2011

456 Comments


dude... beth/rest is a cover of a 90s adult contemporary ballad. look up "I can't make you love me" by bonnie raitt. lol that's why it "sounds like" that. really interesting arrangement though. loving everything on the album so far, got it at a 4.5, probably not gonna 5 it though, cuz it's not For Emma :/

Alxander18
May 20th 2011

278 Comments


Beth/rest=80's ballad 4ever.

GaryT
May 20th 2011

54 Comments


Beth/Rest sounds like it's out a John Hughes movie



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