BON IVER

First it was For Emma, Forever Ago. The soul in a refraction of icicles. A moment hanging like breath on air. And yet life – even still life – is not still. The story is not a story if it does not unravel. Your eyes you may cast backward, but the heart is locked in the chest and must beat forever forward. Bon Iver, Bon Iver is the frozen beast pressing upward from a loosening earth, one ear cocked to the echo of the ghost choir still singing, the other craving the martial call of drums tumbling, of thrum and wheeze. The desolation smoke has dissipated, cut with strips of brass. Celebration will not be denied, the cabinet cannot contain the rattle, there is meat on the bones.

WATCH // Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest,” New 12″ Out Today in US

Bon Iver’s “Beth/Rest” is paired with an oddly stunning visual. Directed by both Dan Huiting and Justin Vernon, the video stars band member Mike Noyce in a dream-like world. In describing his treatment, Justin said, “It’s kind of about two people who are truly meant for each other and what happens to their essence. How they connect is some other thing that we don’t know how to really talk about.” The video was filmed in the Wisconsin woods surrounding April Base. Watch above or at Huffington Post.

In addition to the video, Bon Iver’s Beth/Rest 12″ is out today and available at SC Distribution! The A-side features the studio version of “Beth/Rest” while the B-side is a full-band recording of the same song from an August 2011 session at Rare Book Room. Beth/Rest will be released on November 12 in the UK.

Don’t forget to check out Bon Iver on Austin City Limits!

WATCH // Bon Iver Perform Live for Austin City Limits

Watch Bon Iver on PBS. See more from Austin City Limits.

If you missed Austin City Limits’ most recent episode featuring Bon Iver, you’re in luck! You can still stream the entire show for a limited time. Watch the ten-song performance above and the check out the setlist below!

 
Episode Setlist
Perth
Minnesota, WI
Brackett, WI
Towers
Blood Bank
Skinny Love
Hinnom, TX
Wash.
Beth/Rest
For Emma

WATCH // Bon Iver – “The Wolves (Act I and II)” Live

After playing four consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall, Bon Iver ended their New York City run with an incredible concert at the Lower East Side’s Angel Orensanz Foundation, a gorgeous venue housed in a gothic revival synagogue. Frank Ocean opened the night and Justin and the gang later took the stage for the last performance in The Fader and vitaminwater uncapped 2012 series. Watch the encore of “The Wolves (Act I and II)” above! Read more about the show HERE.

WATCH: Bon Iver Perform “Towers” on Austin City Limits

Bon Iver on Austin City Limits “Towers” from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.

Earlier this year, Bon Iver headed south to tape a live performance for PBS’s long running show, Austin City Limits. Heading into their 38th season, ACL will begin to air those new episodes starting this October, with Bon Iver’s scheduled for the 13th. Watch Justin Vernon and the gang perform “Towers” in the ACL preview above!

Bon Iver will head back out on tour this fall. Dates include a four day run at Radio City Music Hall with support from Anais Mitchell and Polica. See the full list of shows HERE.

Beth/Rest by Bon Iver

Towers by Bon Iver

Holocene by Bon Iver

Calgary by Bon Iver

Wolves by Bon Iver

Holocene by Bon Iver
Calgary by Bon Iver
Skinny Love by Bon Iver
Blood Bank by Bon Iver

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