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Bon Iver — Towers
Album: Bon Iver
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:02
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For the love, Iʼd fallen on
in the swampy August dawn
what a mischief you would bring young darling!
when the onus is not all your own
when you're up for it before you've grown

from the faun forever gone
in the towers of your honeycomb
I'd a tore your hair out just to climb back darling
when you're filling out your only form
can you tell that itʼs just ceremon'
now you've added up to what you're from

build your tether rain-out from your fragments…
break the sailor's table on your sacrum…
fuck the fiercest fables, I'm with Hagen

for the love, comes the burning young
from the liver, sweating through your tongue
well, youʼre standing on my sternum don't you climb down darling
oh the sermons are the first to rest
smoke on Sundays when youʼre drunk and dressed
out the hollows where the swallow nests
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Flash in the pan?
someone should let go of his balls so he can sing
"Sing like a man, Frankie!"  -comedian Jackie Mason
These vocals crack me up.  It's not really a bad song overall...
I think the song/album would be better if sung in a normal voice.
I will not miss this song when it finally fades into oblivion.
Dude, You're WAY better than these boniver guys.

 
michaelgmitchell wrote:
Interesting fellow. I think I heard 'Blood Bank' either here or on KCRW. He's staying in the same sound, that falsetto thingy. Not sure yet. Need to hear more. Here's my cover:

 


Not really digging this.
BAD!
 Aud wrote:


Canuck? Guy's from Wisconsin as in Minnesota, Wisconsin....

 
close enough, eh.
Pretty sure this man sings through a mouthful of bees. 

Pretty bees painted in jellybean tones.  

(I'm high on coffee!  Lalala!)  
 Sjaaks wrote:
Really liking this right now... I'm not sure how i'd feel listening to an entire album of falsetto singing, guess there's only one way to find out.
This one on his own: 8  
 

I was pretty meh about the first CD, For Emma. Liked this one a whole lot better.
 Sjaaks wrote:
Really liking this right now... I'm not sure how i'd feel listening to an entire album of falsetto singing, guess there's only one way to find out.
This one on his own: 8  
 

Hey-it's nothing like the BeeGees!
Really liking this right now... I'm not sure how i'd feel listening to an entire album of falsetto singing, guess there's only one way to find out.
This one on his own: 8  
Don't get their popularity. Sounds like three guys who can't sing trying to harmonize, and can't understand a word of what they're trying to sing.
 cybrbug wrote:
great band - Justin Vernon lives around the corner from my daughter in Eau Claire.... She will soon also be a UWEC Alumni... She told me the concert at the Zorn Arena was the BEST concert she ever went too.  and she's been to ALOT... Great Muscians - - - very talented...
 
versus:

   northern_girl wrote:
Caught their unimpressive SNL appearance a couple weeks ago.  Sounded more adult-contemporary than alternative to me.  
Not the biggest fan, although I do understand why he's gotten so popular.   
 
I guess I am too simple minded {#Stupid}
great band - Justin Vernon lives around the corner from my daughter in Eau Claire.... She will soon also be a UWEC Alumni... She told me the concert at the Zorn Arena was the BEST concert she ever went too.  and she's been to ALOT... Great Muscians - - - very talented...


I actually do understand those that do not like them. They aren't for everybody! But I for one do like them.

Caught their unimpressive SNL appearance a couple weeks ago.  Sounded more adult-contemporary than alternative to me.  
Not the biggest fan, although I do understand why he's gotten so popular.   
 MiracleDrug wrote:
this sounds REALLY Steve Hackett (minus the virtuoso guitar work)...
 
Really? I'll have to check Hackett out. I'm a big old pre-'76 lineup Genesis fan...
Bon Iver twice in one day!? {#Hearteyes}
Yeah, terminal "n" are usually silent/nasal - except when there's a vowel sound following it, as in "hiver".

 
Sjaaks wrote:
About the pronounciation. If it's French then Bon pronounced as "Bone" isn't correct. In French the 'n' would be silent and the 'o' wouldn't be pronounced as "ow" but more like "aw".

That would make it "Baw Eevair".
Hmmmmm... Language can be a strange thing. {#Eh}
 


Holocene is their best song by Far
Highly overrated artist. Personally I can't stand his falsetto lament.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Interesting fellow. I think I heard 'Blood Bank' either here or on KCRW. He's staying in the same sound, that falsetto thingy. Not sure yet. Need to hear more. Here's my cover:

 
Nice version. I like it better than the original. Don't care much for the doubled vocal thing he does on a some of his stuff.
Interesting fellow. I think I heard 'Blood Bank' either here or on KCRW. He's staying in the same sound, that falsetto thingy. Not sure yet. Need to hear more. Here's my cover:


 govna wrote:
i gotta say that i never thought that this high singing weirdo would ever grow on me.  well, he has.  damn you, you high-singing canuck bastard...damn you.
 

Canuck? Guy's from Wisconsin as in Minnesota, Wisconsin....

i gotta say that i never thought that this high singing weirdo would ever grow on me.  well, he has.  damn you, you high-singing canuck bastard...damn you.
Fleet Foxes meet the Bee Gees. Cute at first, turning twee, veering irritating, ending before mute required.
Great soundtrack song for your favourite Photo Album.... Sounds like epic memories..
About the pronounciation. If it's French then Bon pronounced as "Bone" isn't correct. In French the 'n' would be silent and the 'o' wouldn't be pronounced as "ow" but more like "aw".

That would make it "Baw Eevair".
Hmmmmm... Language can be a strange thing. {#Eh}
Reminds me of another cool tune that Radio Paradise plays.  I like 
Bill pronounced it correctly.
They are a Wisconsin band from Eau Claire. In fact, the leader, Justin Vernon, lives around the corner from my daughter. The jury is still out for me, however. I will have to listen to them more.

this sounds REALLY Steve Hackett (minus the virtuoso guitar work)...


 mellyp wrote:


i thought i might be the only one who didn't jump on the bon iver bandwagon, i'm glad to know someone else doesn't get it either!
 
That makes three of us.

No worries, I'll listen to mp3s for a bit. 
 Jelani wrote:
This is horrible.
 

i thought i might be the only one who didn't jump on the bon iver bandwagon, i'm glad to know someone else doesn't get it either!
This is horrible.
Let's just split hairs about the pronunciation of the band name. (I pronounce it "Mpthrrrrs-Donchers.")  I like this song. I like this band's music (can't like the band itself, because I don't know them personally.) I'm glad this music is being played on RP. Fire bad, tree pretty.
Awesome.
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:

I thought similar but it seems we are both wrong.
 
Actually you're both half right :-)

The band name is indeed derived from the French "bon hiver" ("good winter"), but — as far as I can tell — my pronunciation is at least reasonably correct.  
 fredriley wrote:
Is Bill mispronouncing this band name as 'bone eevair', or is that how the band say it? Surely it comes from the French Bon Hiver?
 
I thought similar but it seems we are both wrong.

 fredriley wrote:
Is Bill mispronouncing this band name as 'bone eevair', or is that how the band say it? Surely it comes from the French Bon Hiver?
 

No, that is the correct pronunciation. Great song, great album BTW!
 fredriley wrote:
Is Bill mispronouncing this band name as 'bone eevair', or is that how the band say it? Surely it comes from the French Bon Hiver?
 
"bone eevair" it is, at least according to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wojVsz915T4

Is Bill mispronouncing this band name as 'bone eevair', or is that how the band say it? Surely it comes from the French Bon Hiver?
Excited to see some Bon Iver here! I always thought they'd be really fitting on RP. 
1st time 1st.