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.
|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|