May 16, 2011

Bon Iver - "Calgary"

Today, Bon Iver released "Calgary," the first single from the band's forthcoming sophomore LP Bon Iver, due out on June 21st. The song starts out almost like an 80s ballad with Justin Vernon cooing over a soft humming synthesizer pad, but then at the two-minute mark the band launches into a new climactic section driven by forceful pounding drums and a scratchy electric guitar. The track suggests Vernon may have picked up a thing or two while recording that Peter Gabriel cover last year. One thing's for sure, this new sound is a far cry from Vernon's haunted Bon Iver debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, and this music fan couldn't be more excited to hear what's next.

Check out the lyrics to "Calgary" here and pre-order the LP here.

Bon Iver - "Calgary" (from Bon Iver)

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