Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Genre

Indie Folk

Biography

Justin Vernon is Bon Iver. His Anglicized nom-de-disque is a play on the French for good winter, bon hiver, and it reflects the time in which his project was born. Recorded in a snow-bound log cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin, Vernon’s debut record For Emma, Forever Ago is indivisible from its romantic, Thoreau-esque back-story. The resulting record, is a set of sad, sad songs crackling with the low-fidelity feeling of the first Iron and Wine album, the cabin’s natural reverb granting Vernon’s soulful music an eerie, charmed, ‘alive’ air.

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
Brackett, WI LOLLAPALOOZA :: Taste 4 Alternative 4:02 Hear Song
Brackett, WI Alternative Slow 4:02 Hear Song
Skinny Love Alternative Medium 3:59 Hear Song
Towers Dance on the Grass Alternative 3:08 Hear Song

Featured Albums

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

  • Genre: Alternative
  • Similar Vibe: America meets Chicago meets Cat Stevens
  • Valslist Favorite Tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
  • Release Date: 6.21.11