Bon Iver To Release A New, Self-Titled Album In June

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Bon Iver's Justin Vernon

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon

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The Jagjaguwar label announced today that it'll soon release a long-awaited followup to Bon Iver's incredible 2008 album For Emma, Forever Ago. The new record, due out June 21, is titled simply Bon Iver. We've been listening to it for about a week at NPR Music and can confirm that it's pretty wonderful. The songs take a different direction sonically from For Emma, Forever Ago. It's a broader sound, more textured and not as spare or acoustic, with more synths and electric guitars. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon also uses a little AutoTune, but it's done artfully.

Here's the full track listing:
1. Perth
2. Minnesota, WI
3. Holocene
4. Towers
5. Michicant
6. Hinnom, TX
7. Wash.
8. Calgary
9. Lisbon, OH
10. Beth/Rest

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Gregory Euclide (Artist)

Credits from Jagjaguwar: Rob Moose (Antony and the Johnsons, The National) helped with arranging and strings, while Jim Schoenecker and Tom Wincek (who have previously collaborated with Vernon under the Volcano Choir moniker) provided processing. The album also features the pedal steel of Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell) and a horn section including Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire), Mike Lewis (Andrew Bird, Happy Apple) and C.J. Camerieri (Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens).

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