Tag: Bon Iver

Playlist | Brian’s Mixtape #46: the Return of the Owl

Brian the playlist-making owl is home for 2012 and returning to For Folk's Sake

Our pompous old playlist-making owl Brian is back. With some bombastic pose, dubious claims about his whereabouts in the past year and a playlist of 2011’s gems. How we’ve missed the silly thing.

Live | Bon Iver @ Hammersmith Apollo, 24th October 2011

Okay so let’s just get this straight: there is more than just one man in Bon Iver. Everyone seems fixated on Justin Vernon, frontman and “face” of the band, but seeing them live was a real eye-opener. There were nine…

Album: Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Justin Vernon returns with a more integral cast of collaborators for his second album as Bon Iver. The name is drawn from the French for “good winter” (bon hiver) and the often sparse instrumentation coupled with Vernon’s alternately hushed and…

Stream Bon Iver’s new album in full

Bon Iver’s new album is another slice of magic, if you ask me, which you didn’t. But starting from now you don’t have to ask anyone. You can hear it for yourself, because it’s streaming over on the Guardian website.…

FFS Exclusive competition: Win a T-shirt designed by Rilo Kiley, New Pornographers, Bon Iver and more

For Folk’s Sake have teamed up with Yellow Bird, which asks indie artists to design t-shirts for charity, to offer two FFS readers the chance to win a t-shirt by their chosen band.

Artists involved in the project include Bon Iver, The New Pornographers, The Magic Numbers, The Shins and Au Revoir Simone.

FFS’s Glasto part #1: Rich Furlong – Slow Club, Fleet Foxes, Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Bon Iver, Blur

“I hate Glastonbury so much, I really do.” Now, as festival gambits go, this is a feisty (if not downright wreckless) one. However, 10 minutes into a Worthy Farm debut marred by sound problems, tetchy stewards and an unresponsive crowd, Slow Club perhaps have the right to be a little miffed. Fortunately, as the set develops, Rebecca’s spikiness serves to cajole the initially apathetic Guardian Lounge crowd to life and lends the songs a feverous energy which, coupled with the pair’s increasing confidence on stage, gets people on their feet. Such is the group’s enthusiasm, that by the time Giving Up On Love has rollocked its way to glorious conclusion even the floating voters have no choice but to get up and boogie. The world is going love Slow Club, or Rebecca is going to have words…