Bon Iver’s(pronounced Bohn Eevair) EP “Blood Bank” , due out January 20th 2009, is the latest installment since the magical LP “For Emma, A Year Ago”. While following the trends laid forth in “Emma”; however, inclusions of a piano melody in “Babys” and the vocoder styling’s in “Woods” are new avenues for Bon Iver.
The EP starts off with a bang, albeit a familiar one, with the self-titled track “Blood Bank”. Gentle guitar strums and ‘ooos’ set the mood perfectly. Front man Justin Vernon, wastes no time in beginning his story. Lyrically, the song is very detailed and you feel you are there with him and ‘the girl’ he is writing about. Lines like “I’m in love with your honor, I’m in love with your cheeks, what’s noise up...[read more]