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First Listen: Bon Iver, Marissa Nadler

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 by in First Listen, Music, News, Things I Should've Mentioned | 2 comments

Thanks to NPR, we’ve got two great albums this week!  First up is one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year: Bon Iver’s Bon Iver.  It’s certainly a change in tone from 2008′s For Emma, Forever Ago, featuring a more complicated, textured set of musical arrangements.  I’ve been looking forward to this all year, and I encourage you to join me in visiting NPR to hear Bon Iver.

Also, this week, we get to hear another eponymous album: Marissa Nadler’s kickstarter-funder Marissa Nadler.  Marissa is definitely one of the most exciting artists to come out of Boston in a while – drawing comparisons to Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, and Kate Bush (how’s that for a mix?) – I encourage you to have a listen here.

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  1. I love Bon Iver’s Bon Iver! Although it’s more complicated and richer I can still hear hints of For Emma like his trademarked spacious sound. It’s cool atmospheric style makes for a great listen on a warm summer evening.

    • I’m really enjoying it, too! I agree that it seems so much more nuanced… but in all the right ways. And it actually does pair up wonderfully with Marissa Nadler’s latest. :)

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