Listen: Bon Iver debuts new single 'Calgary,' download for free
Singer-songwriter puts some acoustic instruments away
The opening synth line reminds me of "Forever Young" (or "Young Forever," if you're Jay-Z) while the lyrics are reminiscent of "Sea & the Rhythm" by Iron & Wine (and not just because of "breasts"). But it's all Justin Vernon when it comes to that easy falsetto, as he lays beside a lover, apparently, in that Canadian town.
The keys continue into a mechanic percussive jaunt and harmonies swirl around that positive-yet-desperate vocal sound, held over from "For Emma, Forever Ago." I love it, but then again, I had a feeling I would.
InfinitePlaylist seems to think it has the lyrics down, so give that a whirl.
Below is a free download of the track, which also went to radio today. The tracklist is also available, below.
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Here are Bon Iver's tour dates:
07/22/11 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre *
07/23/11 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre *
07/24/11 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre *
07/25/11 Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre *
07/27/11 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
07/28/11 Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts
07/29/11 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Ampitheatre *
07/30/11 Richmond, VA - The National *
08/01/11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
08/02/11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
08/03/11 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre *
08/05/11 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
08/06/11 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park *
08/08/11 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy *
08/09/11 New York, NY - The United Palace Theatre *
08/10/11 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell *
* w/ The Rosebuds
Here is the tracklist to "Bon Iver":
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