It just wouldn't be a Bon Iver article without a reference to both hype and the virtues of living in an isolated log-cabin. So with those out of the way: there's the small issue of new music to concern ourselves with.
Having sold-out completely by recording in a studio, like, with actual equipment and such, Justin Vernon (the name behind the name) will deliver a new E.P entitled Blood Banks.
The release will be available on 12" vinyl throughout December for those able to purchase it directly from one of his live shows. For the agoraphobics among us though: the album - as well as the digital download version - will be available in the shops come January 20, 2009. It will come courtesy of Jagjaguwar Records, who re-released his acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago album in February of this year.
VIDEO: Bon Iver - 'Blood Bank Live at SF Outside Lands Fest'
Bon Iver - 'Western Hemisphere Tour 2008'
Dec 03 - Dublin, Ireland @ Dublin National Stadium
Dec 05 - Rennes, France @ Trans Musicales Festival
Dec 06 - Ghent, Belgium @ Gent Vooruit
Dec 07 - London, UK @ Apollo Victoria Theatre
Dec 10 - New York, NY @ Town Hall
Dec 11 - New York, NY @ Town Hall
Dec 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 14 - Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
Dec 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Dec 17 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
Dec 18 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
Dec 19 - Madison, WI @ The Barrymore Theatre
Dec 22 - Eau Claire, WI @ State Theatre