Sunday Music Blog — Bon Iver, Volcano Choir


Bon Iver’s recent release Bon Iver, Bon Iver (no kidding), isn’t very good. It’s atmospheric at the risk and of sounding like elevator music; it goes standard folk at the risk of sounding like soft rock hits of the 80s -90s-and-today. It ends up sounding a bit of both, something you’d hear at a nondenominational wedding c. 1994.

Below are a few happier moments from J. Vernon’s recent past:

“Beach Baby,”

“Lump Sum” (here as recorded live for public radio),

and, from Volcano Choir, the incompralbe “Youlogy”–

See you at church.