Bon Iver has just announced that their much anticipated second album will hit stores on June 21. The new album (on the Jagjaguwar label) by the critically acclaimed group led by Justin Vernon is titled “Bon Iver” and includes 10 new songs. While the band’s 2008 debut, “For Emma, Forever Ago,” was mostly a solo operation, on the forthcoming album, Vernon is joined by Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan, pedal steel player Greg Leisz, horn players Colin Stetson, Mike Lewis and C.J. Camerieri and arranger Rob Moose. While tracks haven’t been released, or leaked, yet, according to the issued press release, fans can expect “a lush landscape of silky electric guitars, intricate keys, and subtle horn and string sections, which retains the ghost choirs and densely layered vocals intact that Bon Iver is widely celebrated for.” Sounds like a winner.
Feel free to search the tracklist for clues to the new album’s sound:
02. Minnesota, WI
06. Hinnom, TX
09. Lisbon, OH
Bon Iver also released a 50-second long teaser trailer to give fans a vague and mysterious hint at what is to come:
During his downtime, Justin Vernon has become a regular collaborator with rap superstar Kanye West, appearing on several songs on his latest album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Here he is backing up Kanye West at Coachella this past weekend:
Photo is a screen shot if you’re wondering