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Nate Dogg III

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

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Aye, last time I saw him/them it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to, although in a much smaller venue, so I'll be interested to see how it goes somewhere bigger.
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Got tickets to see him in November! Who wants to kiss my slimy lips?

New album seems pretty good, well most of it. 10/10
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New album is masterful. What a great direction he's taken. The last song is absolutely baffling though. I can't tell if he's being serious or not.
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I think the last track is a nod to Peter Gabriel - http://stereogum.com/323781/bon-iver-come-talk-to-me-peter-gabriel-cover-preview/video/
It's very 80's, but not in the shitty way Iron & Wine recently did. I like it.
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Of course I get back from a week's holiday to find he's announced a Bristol show and it's sold out. Of course that happened. If anyone ends up with a couple spare do let a brother know. In the meantime I'll be looking into a Paris trip.
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How beautiful is Holocene?

The album is astounding, reminds of the first time I heard Illinoise. Notice everybody cites different songs as the standout. I love the last track too, don't have a problem with the synths, I mean Gayng's Last Prom on Earth was one of the best tracks of last year.
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[quote name='ben-k' timestamp='1305817238' post='7891337']
So yeah. It's great and everything, but it goes a bit Peter Gabriel towards the end...
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You make that sound like a bad things :P

[quote name='cleandemon' timestamp='1305883575' post='7892783']
Also, the tour seems to have sold superfast. Manchester tix were unavailable at 9.05 so I've had to get some for Leeds.
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I know :( The nearest to me was 100 miles away, but I would have gone. I can't because a) they are totally and utterly sold out and b) I'm broke :(

One band that I MUST see before I die. Hopefully, anyway!

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New album is masterful. What a great direction he's taken. The last song is absolutely baffling though. I can't tell if he's being serious or not.
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It is incredible. I was a bit unsure at the start, but it's really sunk it's claws into me. It's an astonishing piece of work. I think they had to take it in a totally different direction to prevent themselves from being pigeonholed. The new direction means that they can release another album like For Emma Forever Ago down the line without the same stigma. I adore this album.

Also, Beth/Rest :wub:
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New album streaming at The Guardian if anyone hasn't heard it yet:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/jun/09/bon-iver-new-album
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuQpQ92MXLw

This is a cover of a Bonnie Raitt song, it's the b-side to the single version of Calgary.

(As expected, it's lovely).
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Studio version of that is here: http://stereogum.com/733712/bon-iver-i-cant-make-you-love-me-nick-of-time/mp3s

New album is now on shelves and on Spotify.
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Cheers for the links.

The album is a real grower.

With this, the new fleet foxes and antlers album, i've been somewhat spoilt. Now all i need is a new postal service and empire of the sun album and i'm set..
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[quote name='Double O' timestamp='1308714043' post='7965948']
Cheers for the links.

The album is a real grower.

With this, the new fleet foxes and antlers album, i've been somewhat spoilt. Now all i need is a new [b]postal service[/b] and empire of the sun album and i'm set..
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The new Death Cab is worth getting.
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The title track:
http://youtu.be/n9yX1i8MjeE

St. Peter's Cathedral
http://youtu.be/_0c4a5uSQXg

Have you heard the Freelance Whales? They've got a Postal Service feel at times, too.

Generator 2nd Floor
http://youtu.be/GSkjibDu8kM

Hannah
http://youtu.be/4WR2282tMio
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Mini-bump.

So fans of Bon Iver's earlier work might want to check out Jonas David's new album.
The opening track 'Fears take flight' tells you everything you need to know - http://jonasdavid.bandcamp.com/track/fears-take-flight

[img]http://f.bandcamp.com/z/20/91/2091131128-1.jpg[/img]
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James Blake and Bon Iver are doing a collaboration apparently.

@jamesblake: 24th August 2011 - James Blake & Bon Iver "Fall Creek Boys Choir"

Two artists I like very much indeed. Could be great, could be a bit weird.

But if you'd told me Justin Vernon was going to feature on a Kanye West album a few years ago I'd have told you it'd never work and I actually really like the tracks he's featured on on MBDTF.
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^ beautiful video.
[quote name='futureshock' timestamp='1313594522' post='8081162']
Mini-bump.

So fans of Bon Iver's earlier work might want to check out Jonas David's new album.
The opening track 'Fears take flight' tells you everything you need to know - http://jonasdavid.bandcamp.com/track/fears-take-flight

[img]http://f.bandcamp.com/z/20/91/2091131128-1.jpg[/img]
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Sounds like a fleet foxes / bon iver hybrid. I like it. Will pick up the album.

[quote name='stephen129' timestamp='1313605308' post='8081516']
James Blake and Bon Iver are doing a collaboration apparently.

@jamesblake: 24th August 2011 - James Blake & Bon Iver "Fall Creek Boys Choir"

Two artists I like very much indeed. Could be great, could be a bit weird.

But if you'd told me Justin Vernon was going to feature on a Kanye West album a few years ago I'd have told you it'd never work and I actually really like the tracks he's featured on on MBDTF.
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Very interesting, keep us posted!
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"James Blake & Bon Iver "Fall Creek Boys Choir" tonight BBC Radio 1. 7:30pm (ish)" - James Blake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aqKA_2UUy4
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Listen to the solo piano version of Beth/Rest. It's AMAZING. I need an mp3 of it...

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/02/140128595/bon-iver-on-world-cafe
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