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Bon Iver

aram

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His album For Emma is one of my favorite things I've heard in years.

I've listened to it a few times a day for the past couple of weeks now.

If you haven't already, check it out.

The dude recorded the whole thing with an SM57 and crappy mbox pres.

It's awesome.
 

steve_chiro

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I really like that record too. It does sound pretty lo-fi, maybe a bit too much so for my tastes, but it's got phenomenal songs. The new EP is great as well.
 

johneeeveee

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I kinda like it too... but I have to say that I've heard a lot of artists in this "genre" that I think are even stronger songwriters and performers, that have not gotten as much notice (yet). This, of course, is just my opinion, but I felt compelled to chime in because it was the topic of conversation the other night. Nevertheless, I do think it's great when a talented underground artist like Bon Iver with a humble little recording gets some attention. Thanks for posting - jv
 

markom89

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Just started a thread about Bon Iver (and some other artists/bands) the other day in the Soundhound Lounge... check it out!
 

aram

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I kinda like it too... but I have to say that I've heard a lot of artists in this "genre" that I think are even stronger songwriters and performers, that have not gotten as much notice (yet). This, of course, is just my opinion, but I felt compelled to chime in because it was the topic of conversation the other night. Nevertheless, I do think it's great when a talented underground artist like Bon Iver with a humble little recording gets some attention. Thanks for posting - jv
hey johnee vee!!

please let me know who those guys are- i'd love to check em out.

thanks
 

johneeeveee

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hey johnee vee!!

please let me know who those guys are- i'd love to check em out.

thanks
Yo Aram,
I did go and take another listen to Bon Iver, and I must say it's growing on me. It was originally recommended to me by a musician I respect very much, and I liked it. It just didn't do the same thing to me that stuff like Elliott Smith, Vic Chesnutt, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nick Drake and the like had done in the past. I know that's a tall order, but I seem to have very specific taste.
Anyway, here are a few artists that you might dig. I've had the pleasure of sharing shows with them and watched them slowly start to rise out of obscurity. Thanks for inviting my 2 cents :)

Peace - jv

http://www.myspace.com/horsefeathersmusic

http://www.myspace.com/ericbachmann

http://www.myspace.com/justinpowersongs
 

Powderfinger

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For some reason, as I've gotten older I have less tolerance for music that depresses me.
 

aram

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Yo Aram,
I did go and take another listen to Bon Iver, and I must say it's growing on me. It was originally recommended to me by a musician I respect very much, and I liked it. It just didn't do the same thing to me that stuff like Elliott Smith, Vic Chesnutt, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nick Drake and the like had done in the past. I know that's a tall order, but I seem to have very specific taste.
Anyway, here are a few artists that you might dig. I've had the pleasure of sharing shows with them and watched them slowly start to rise out of obscurity. Thanks for inviting my 2 cents :)

Peace - jv

http://www.myspace.com/horsefeathersmusic

http://www.myspace.com/ericbachmann

http://www.myspace.com/justinpowersongs

Yeah man, I love those guys.

I think the thing about Bon Ivers record is just the simplicity of it.

Just good simple beautiful songs.

And the dude definately knows his stuff- some of the tones on it are great.
 

Powderfinger

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for some reason, the longer i'm on TGP, I get less tolerant of downer posts that depress me.
That's a little harsh. I didn't mean to be dismissive of the music. I can appreciate the artistry. Just saying that personally I can't listen to Neutral Milk Hotel or Bon Iver (or Radiohead for that matter) because I find it too depressing. The failing is mine.
 

aram

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That's a little harsh. I didn't mean to be dismissive of the music. I can appreciate the artistry. Just saying that personally I can't listen to Neutral Milk Hotel or Bon Iver (or Radiohead for that matter) because I find it too depressing. The failing is mine.
understood.

sorry for the public flailing! :)

I understand where you're coming from. I can't really listen to Hail To the Thief too often, as I find it depressing. I think In Rainbows is very uplifting though.

I also find the Bon Iver stuff to be uplifting. I think it's because he's pushing through his issues on the record, rather than wallowing in them.
 




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