Early last week a lot of people saw this video clip and got all psyched about the potential follow-up album to Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago. Within minutes the music news and blogosphere were buzzing with speculations and exclamations about what the new album would sound like and what people did or didn’t want it to be. Mind you, all of this talk was based on a 51-second clip of sound and imagery.
Personally, I like to be a little more patient about things like this. The true details will always come forward in no time, and I don’t like to jump to quick conclusions about a full body of work based on a tiny spec of information. Also, I really don’t want to support the growing trend of making Twitter seem newsworthy. It really disgusts me to hear news reporters quote a “tweet” on-air as a validated opinion. I’m old fashioned I suppose, and just like to see a more detailed and credible source. But enough about me. Within a week’s time the band’s label Jagjaguwar has come forward with details about the new album and its full tracklisting.
The album, which will be self-titled, is set for release on June of this year. It features ten tracks, many named for locations, and was recorded in a vet clinic-turned-recording studio in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. I’m not going to repeat the beautiful details that are already available about this album, so if you are really curious to know it all, please check out the label’s post, and keep your eyes and ears open for more new music from this artist