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Bon Iver

Bon Iver is an American folk band founded in 2007 by indie folk singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. It includes Michael Noyce, Sean Carey and Matthew McCaughan. The name Bon Iver is derived from the French phrase bon hiver, meaning "good winter" or "have a good winter".

 

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Bon Iver’s breakthrough album, For Emma, Forever Ago (2007), provides an invaluable case study for the model of analysis outlined in my master’s thesis, Towards a Model for Analyzing Microphone Practice on Rock Recordings (Lewis, 2010).[4] This album has been lauded by critics, musicians and recordists alike, most often as a triumph of the emerging ‘project’ aesthetic in recording practice (which refers to recording performed in spaces other than professional studios, with limited access to recording technology).

Article: Journal on the Art of Rec...
Source: Journal on the Art of Rec...

Specifically, Vernon tracked For Emma, Forever Ago in a hunting cabin deep in the woods of Wisconsin (Captain Obvious, 2007). He recorded all but a few of the vocal and horn tracks which appear on FEFA using only a single Shure SM57 dynamic (moving coil) microphone

Article: Microphone Practice on Bo...
Source: Journal on the Art of Rec...

Bon Iver is a Grammy Award winning indie folk band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, and one of Justin Vernon's current and most notable music projects to date

Article: Bon Iver | Music | The Gu...
Source: The Guardian

The band also consists of Mike Noyce, Sean Carey and Matt MacCaughan. The name 'Bon Iver' (pronounced "bon ee-VAIR") is a play on the French phrase 'bon hiver' meaning 'good winter'

Article: Bon Iver | Music | The Gu...
Source: The Guardian

On Justin Vernon’s chest, just under his collarbone, there is a tattoo of the state of Wisconsin, with the six counties he knows best outlined.

Article: Who, What and Where is Bo...
Source: The New York Times

Often when singing, Vernon lands on cryptic words: “acrost,” “melic,” “noachide” and so forth. The meaning is in the melody, the texture, the implication.

Article: Who, What and Where is Bo...
Source: The New York Times

Richard Buckner is a big influence for me. His words are just about a sound and barely about meaning, but I could find all these crazy meanings in there.

Article: Show No Mercy
Source: Pitchfork

Justin is a big fan of Kanye West and Olson on Gayngs, whom he quoted as inspiration for his album Bon Iver

Article: Show No Mercy
Source: Pitchfork

In 2012, Bon Iver won a grammy for Best New Artist

Article: SPIN
Source: SPIN

After receiving their Grammy, Bon Iver announced that they would continue to put our music as Bon Iver because he "loves it. I will always do it and I always want to do it

Article: SPIN
Source: SPIN
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