Bon Iver Blood Bank Full Album Zip
In his recording group Forr Emma Forever Ago, Vernon quit hisjob, moved to a cabin in the woods and began to make poetry andmusic with only his voice, his guitar, and an old video camera. Thegroup’s first album, For Emma, Forever Ago, was released on a friend’slabel in 2008. In 2009 the band released a split EP titled Blood Bank,along with a 12″ EP. Both were re-released in 2011 as a full-lengthalbum titled Bon Iver. Lace Up Your Boots toured in the US to promotethe album, including an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and ArtsFestival.
During Lace Up Your Boots, the band released a free edition ofFor Emma, Forever Ago on their website, along with mp3s of the songs. Theband has been described as recording and performing in a “highlypersonal and intimate” style. The band’s name is a play on the 1960sBritish band the Zombies, who had a hit song, Bela Lugosi’s Dead. AnotherBritish band with a similar name is the Zombies, whose albumOdyssey Number 9 (1966) features a cover of “She’s Not There” by VanDerPol. For Emma, Forever Ago[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bon-iver-bon-iver-tour-091210 Rolling Stone playlist: Bon Iver’s List: A Peculiar Man And His Magical Songs, 9 January 2010]. was recorded in a log cabin Vernon rentedin Michigan from August to September 2008; each song on the album wasrecorded individually using a single a varying degree of rhythm includingheavy drums, country and western music, and swing jazz. The album wasrecorded using minimal equipment, including just a guitar and an oldSony CCD camera, while Vernon sang using a microphone. Thisunconventional recording method was inspired by John Fahey’s album,Evening Garden. For Emma, Forever Ago features more sparsely-arranged folk-rock andcountry music, and less upbeat songs such as “Holocene” and “5:55PM”.