Trials + Tribulations

I Can’t Make You Love Me
June 20, 2011, 10:19 am
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Really glad Justin Vernon took a stab at the saddest song in the world. His version isn’t as sad as the original but still a great song too. His new album is out tomorrow and you’d be a fool not to get it. It’s incredible!

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333] Bon Iver – I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt Cover)


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June 15, 2011, 1:15 pm
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Bruised Orange
September 20, 2010, 12:06 pm
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Bon Iver – Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)

From Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine

Come Talk to Me
March 30, 2010, 5:59 pm
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Awhile back, Peter Gabriel released a covers album on which he would tackle the likes of Arcade Fire, Radiohead, and Magnetic Fields called Scratch My Back. As the album title suggests mutuality, Bon Iver nee Justin Vernon agreed to cover a Peter Gabriel song, and it’ll be released April 17th on Record Store Day as a 7″ single backed with Gabriel’s majestic cover of “Flume.” Check out Bon Iver’s cover, and make sure to get in line early on the 17th to snag a copy for yourself!

Bon Iver – Come Talk to Me (Peter Gabriel cover)

From Now On Our Troubles Will Be Out of Sight

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the melancholic music that comes along with it. I can’t stand the tacky, jarring music sometimes associated with the Christmas season. It’s a pretty emotional time, I think, for a lot of people. Myself included. So I put on some Christmas songs that really affect me and also other tracks that fit the mood of the mix. I hope you like the tracks!

♫ From Now On Our Troubles Will Be Out of Sight (44.57 min)

♫ Grouper – Wind and Snow
♫ Department of Eagles – Phantom Other
♫ Joni Mitchell – River
♫ Erlend Oye – Last Christmas
♫ Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
♫ Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time is Here
♫ Feist – Lo, a Rose E’er Blooming
♫ Bon Iver – Brackett, WI
♫ Sufjan Stevens – Star of Wonder
♫ Low – Silent Night
♫ Sally Shapiro – Anorak Christmas

Volcano Choir Sounds like Dirty Projectors
August 11, 2009, 1:09 pm
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HOT OFF THE PRESSES! The first aural glimpse from Volcano Choir, aka Justin Vernon of Bon Iver’s new project thing.

♫ Volcano Choir – Island, IS

(See previous album artwork analysis here)

Their album Unmap is out September 22 on Jagjaguwar.

July 12, 2009, 12:29 pm
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DSC_0162As promised, here at the few pictures I took at the Jenny Lewis/Bon Iver show the other night. They’re not great.