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Bon Iver Announce ‘i,i’<span>New Album Out August 30th </span>

Bon Iver have announced a new studio album, i,i, set for release on August. 30th via Jagjaguwar Records, along with sharing two more tracks from the effort, “Jelmore” and the song “Faith.”

As was hinted at with the band’s “Sincerity is Forever in Season” teaser trailer, released earlier this month, this is the fourth studio record from Justin Vernon’s project follows in the seasonal pattern of the previous three: 2007’s For Emma, Forever Ago (winter); 2011’s Bon Iver (spring); 2016’s 22, A Million (summer); and now i,i representing the fall.

“It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete,” Vernon says in a press announcement for the album. “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.”

Vernon recorded i,i at Wisconsin’s April Base and Texas’ Sonic Ranch studios and, according to the press release, at times used all five studio rooms of the latter location simultaneously. For the sessions, Vernon was joined by a band comprising Sean Carey, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan, Rob Moose and Jenn Wasner, along with contributions from James Blake, Brad and Phil Cook, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby and several others.

“The title of the record can mean whatever it means to you or me,” Vernon says. “It can mean deciphering and bolstering one’s identity. It can be how important the self is and how unimportant the self is, how we’re all connected.”

Bon Iver will head out on a North American tour in the late summer and fall this year, kicking off August. 31st in Missoula, MT.  the two new i,i singles (which follow up the previously released “Hey, Ma” and “U (Man Like)”) .

MOSES SUMNEY – ” Seeds “

Posted: December 18, 2017 in MUSIC
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Aromanticism is about a vibe — a warm, soulful, mysterious sound. it “explores notions of longing and coexistence, and our modern construct of romance. Inspired by Plato and Aristophanes’ account of the origin of humanity, rooted in the fear of loneliness and craving for affection, the album imagines the meaning of life in the absence of love. Moses Sumney said that he made this record ‘about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. That ‘sonic dreamscape’ was created over the past three years with horns, the bass of Thundercat and at the center of it all, that voice. He layers those voice tracks, up to 50 at once, and the choral effect is translucent, heart-rending and ethereal, with the backdrop of electronics adding to the harmony. The songs flow from one to another, while his economical use of words makes the 35 minutes of this journey concise and compelling.”


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The gifted product of UCLA has appeared on our “Artists to Watch” list for a few years in a row now. Based on our crystal ball and the fact that 2017 in a prime number, this is the year his full-length will arrive. It will be different than his EPs, but if it’s still the beautiful vocals of Moses Sumney singing .

Moses Sumney’s profile immediately went up after his timelessly soulful, heartbreakingly intimate song “Plastic” was featured in a pivotal scene of the unassailably hip HBO show Insecure. With debut LP Aromanticism, the 26-year-old UCLA grad with the gift for vocal improvisation and layered, looped sounds not only lived up to the hype, but rocketed from indie darling to full-blown star—his art-school take on soul music the perfect sonic foil to lyrics that explore isolation and casual love in the modern era. Equipped with an introvert’s soul, an artist’s heart, and a honey falsetto that could make even the most cynical swoon,