Audio: Bon Iver’s Blood Bank EP


One minute you're getting a rubdown with a young, mostly unknown, bearded songwriter in Chinatown, the next he's getting a big fancy write up in a Condé Nast publication. Only in New York. Last March, just after the release of the now critical smash For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon visited a massage parlor with our then intern David Bevan. They talked about the album and Vernon played "Flume." You can watch it above, re-upped for posterity.

Almost a year later, Sasha Frere-Jones has profiled him in The New Yorker (read it here) and rightfully gushed about that same song and album. And now that Vernon is destined for fame, Bevan can trade on that story in bars all over the world. Congrats to both of them. Meanwhile, Bon Iver's new Blood Bank EP, out January 20th, is streaming fully on his MySpace for a limited time. We highly recommend you check it out, especially the vocoder epic that is "Woods."

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Audio: Bon Iver’s Blood Bank EP