New Music From Bon Iver

Bon Iver announces i,i
Bon Iver i,i

Bon Iver will release their fourth album, i,i, on August 30th, via Jajaguwar. The full-length was Recorded at Sonic Ranch in West Texas, and April Base in Wisconsin, the 13 new songs on i,i complete a cycle: from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Along with the announcement Bon Iver has shared “Jelmore” and “Faith.”

Justin Vernon on i,i:

“It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete, it feels like when you get through all this life, when the sun starts to set, and what happens is you start gaining perspective. And then you can put that perspective into more honest, generous work.”

Main contributors to the album include, Sean Carey, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan, and Justin Vernon with Rob Moose and Jenn Wasner, plus contributions from James Blake, Brad and Phil Cook, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, Channy Leaneagh, Naeem, Velvet Negroni, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, Moses Sumney, TU Dance, and many others.

When sessions for i,i moved from April Base to Sonic Ranch, Bon Iver took full advantage of the facility, sometimes utilizing all five of the studio’s live rooms simultaneously.

“It allowed us to feel confident and comfortable, to be completely free of distraction,” says Vernon of the move. “I don’t think I left the property in six weeks. And in many ways the story of the album is the story of those six weeks rather than the almost six years of some of the songs.”

i,i
Tracklist
Jagjaguwar

1. Yi
2. iMi
3. We
4. Holyfields,
5. Hey, Ma
6. U (Man Like)
7. Naeem
8. Jelmore
9. Faith
10. Marion
11. Salem
12. Sh’Diah
13. RABi

Bon Iver
Band Memebers

Sean Carey – Drum, Piano, Voice
Andrew Fitzpatrick- Synthesis, Guitar
Michael Lewis – Bass Guitar, Synths, Saxophone
Matt McCaughan – Drum, Synthesis
Justin Vernon – Guitar, Bass Guitar, Synths, Voice

feat. Rob Moose – Violin, Viola, Octave Viola, Piano, String, All Worm Crew Arrangements

feat. Jenn Wasner – Guitar, Synths, Voice

Bon Iver
Live

7/11 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
7/13 – Oeiras, PT – NOS Alive
7/16 – Lyon, FR – Les Nuits De Fourvière
7/17 – Verona, IT – Castello Scaligero, Villafranca di Verona
7/19 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
7/21 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt Festival
8/31 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater*
9/2 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater∞
9/3 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre∞
9/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center∞
9/6 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre∞
9/7 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum∞
9/10 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds∞
9/12 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center∞
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum∞
10/3 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center†
10/4 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena†
10/6 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena†
10/8 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center†
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center†
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center‡
10/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden†
10/17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem†
10/19 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena†

*w/ Indigo Girls
∞ w/ Sharon Van Etten
† w/ Feist
‡ w/ Yo La Tengo