Bon Iver

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  1. deltaboy

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    Interesting tunes!

    I played a wedding gig earlier this year where the Bride and Groom picked all of the tunes.
    "Towers" was one of them.

    It was me on Acoustic Guitar, and a Cellist playing the Vocal Lines.

    Came out really nicely, I think.

    *Needed to use 2 Capos, with one being discarded rather quickly, to make the Changes sound like I wanted. Kinda tricky to do, actually! LOL
     
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    this guy is one of my favorite artists...love his playing but especially his vocals...i think he is doing something really creative
     
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    Both of the albums are refreshing, the second one especially. His live performance last year on Jimmy Fallon's show was great as well. They all play for the song and there's all sorts of sonic textures to pick out, really dig it.
     
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    Saw them last summer. Incredible!
     
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    I really enjoyed that. thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thanks so much for the link, sounds really great. Big fan here. I've spent most of the last 7 months listening to a live show that NPR had up free download on their site. Whole show, hour & half, all of it every bit as good as these SNL clips.

    cheers
     
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    I didn't care for this the first time I heard it in 1988. Total Bruce Hornsby/Don Henley vibe…
     
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    Just if you're interested: Someone posted a pic of his pedalboard a while back. All I can remember off hand is that he uses a Dr. Scientist RRR, and I there were multipe delays.
     
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    perth is one of the best songs i've heard in a while, as well.
     
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    I'd like to hear a little more about this if you'd be willing to share. Sounds like something fun to incorporate.
     
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    Haha, totally - was instantly transported back to high school listening to that! Not bad, but not my cup of tea. Is it just me, or is the drummer struggling to keep a steady beat?
     
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    i love Bon Iver. dude is insanely great. i hope he keeps it up.
     
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    Two drummers, this song has a serious 80's feel for sure, not really indicative of the rest of the CD (in my opinion)

     
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    From NPR, (http://www.npr.org/2011/12/28/140128595/bon-iver-on-world-cafe)

    "It's a stretch to call "Beth/Rest" the year's most divisive song, but it's hard to discuss Bon Iver's second album without weighing in on its '80s-style closer. Next to the lush, impeccably crafted grace that precedes it, "Beth/Rest" couldn't be more jarring: With its electric keyboards, saxophones and epic guitar solos, the track could double as the lost love theme to a misbegotten action movie in which Morgan Fairchild seduces a suave diamond thief played by Lou Diamond Phillips.

    In circles where such matters are discussed, "Beth/Rest" has become synonymous with "cheesy," defended primarily by contrarians. Which is too bad, because the song is a grower — at worst, there's clearly beauty in there somewhere. Singer Justin Vernon has defended "Beth/Rest" endlessly, and has clearly fallen more deeply in love with the arrangement the more people make fun of it, to the point where he always performs it with its moist embellishments intact."

    check out this stripped down version, displays the dudes ridiculous talent

    http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=140128595&m=140145982
     
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    A friend of mine turned me on to Bon Iver a few years ago and I've been hooked ever since. I realllyyy love Justin's SG Custom! That thing is sweeeeet!
     
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    I fall firmly on the "pro" side of the Beth/Rest debate.
     
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    I immediatley caught the Bruce Hornsby influence in the vocal, and that's not a bad thing.
     
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    I enjoyed that. Sure it has a different feel than the other tracks on the album, but still a good tune.
     
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    Not a huge fan of beth/rest but I dig Bon Iver's stuff. My favorites from the latest album being Perth, Calgary, and Holoscene
     

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