Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bon Iver: Blood Bank [EP]

Bon Iver
Blood Bank [EP]
Jagjaguwar Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
Bon Iver's debut For Emma, Forever Ago was technically self-released in 2007 and then of course the critical praise came upon its re-release in 2008. It would seem now that Bon Iver is golden and this four track Blood Bank EP is exciting because it is his first new material in awhile and it shows that his debut was no fluke. The songs are consistent, hush and the closing track "Woods" is completely different with vocal effects that are intriguing and haunting while allowing you to realize that this is why Bon Iver is the "it" artist right now!

Key Track: "Woods"

Band With Similar Fire: Iron & Wine

Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago [Fire Note Review 2/15/08]

Official Bon Iver Website
Bon Iver MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony