Bon Iver songs are so soulful, there’s a good chance of fudging Justin Vernon’s heartbreaking vocals, but Highasakite does Heavenly Father all sorts of justice. It’s also really neat to hear a song’s vocals do a gender swap.
Check out the Norwegian band bust out the flugabone (it’s a musical instrument…) and make beautiful music:
It’s been a while since I posted a #TGIF playlist, I wasn’t the most consistent with posting them to begin with, but here are a handful of songs that I’ll be using to jumpstart my weekend:
Note: You can find a these songs packaged together on our SoundCloud page. Katie and I are just LUH-VING that site right now, I put my November playlist on at work all the time and it brings me such joy. This one goes out to you SoundCloud *pours hot tea on the floor*.
Solange – Looks Good With Trouble feat. Kendrick Lamar
Volcano Choir – Comrade (All Tiny Creatures Remix) I permanently swoon for Justin Vernon’s voice.
Destroyer – El Rito
#3 – Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Finally hit the top 3! The albums that got the most plays over the past year, and naturally became my ultimate favourites. I have been fortunate enough to have travelled a lot over 2011, and this is the album that would help me relax/fall asleep on any plane/bus/boat ride I took. You’d think that would be a bad thing, but to me Justin Vernon’s voice and music is really beautiful (in a manly, scruffy bearded way) and it’s hard to not to zone out listening to it. Whether he is backing Kanye West or making his own stuff, I just think Bon Iver/Justin Vernon is one of those musicians/band I don’t see myself ever getting tired of listening to.
Bon Iver – Calgary
Bon Iver – Wash.
I am very excited to see Lykke Li tonight at the Phoenix, so I wanted to share one of my favourite videos of the Swedish songstress with bearded cutie Justin Vernon. This video just makes me happy, and at 2:30, if you’re not shaking what your momma gave you…then you’re not human. I even forget that she is weirdly slashing the ground with a chain at the beginning (doesn’t she know that she could take out someone’s eye?). Anyways, I really like the pairing of these two voices and I will try to post some video/photos of the show for those who aren’t able to attend.
Dance, Dance, Dance – Lykke Li feat. Bon Iver