Listen: Bon Iver – “Calgary”
You could find this on literally 90% of music websites, and chances are you already have, but I figured I would be disgracing the name of 911WDUB.com if I didn’t post this track. I’m, of course, talking about Wisconsin based Bon Iver’s “Calgary”. It came out just nearly a week ago, but I’ve already given it close to two dozen listens. I guess what makes Bon Iver’s sound so addictive is, as Pitchfork put it, Justin Vernon’s ever-shifting, graceful vocals. HIs voice is perhaps the groups most unique quality. In “Calgary”, Vernon utilizes those swooning vocal cords to near perfection, beginning by harmoniously accompanying meticulously paced “dewey electronics”. From there, a slight drum beat enters to give the track a more refined rhythm, but in typical Bon Iver style, they end “Calgary” with nothing more than a distant whisper and pluck of a guitar.
Listen to “Calgary” below, and then enjoy a free download. Look for this track to be featured on their self titled album, 2nd ever, out June 21st.
Bon Iver – “Calgary” | Download