BON IVER to Release “Blood Bank” 12-inch/CDEP, Performs Winter Tour

JAGJAGUWAR is proud to announce the worldwide release of a new, four-song 12-inch/CDEP by Bon Iver entitled “Blood Bank”. (It will be released in the U.K./Eire on January 19 and in the U.S. on January 20. Release dates in other territories to occur on January 20 or later.)

The new EP will be for sale in vinyl form at Bon Iver’s upcoming UK and US tours in December. Those who purchase the 12″ will be able to activate the digital download coupon on the January release date.

From the title track’s remembrance of the winter warmth we seek, to the summer love tribute of b-side gem “Babys”, Bon Iver’s snow-blanketed harmonies live across the seasons. Still, there is a reverence for sabbatical, solitude and the winding down of time. As much as “For Emma, Forever Ago” is about the cold, the Blood Bank collection is about the warmth that gets you through it.

The artwork sure is beautiful:

Press Alcove

1. Blood Bank
2. Beach Baby
3. Babys
4. Woods

The band performed a couple of these new songs on their last tour, and a few recordings have ended up on YouTube. The die-hard fan might be able to satiate themselves by checking these out:
“Blood Bank”:


If “Blood Bank” wasn’t exciting enough, Justin Vernon and friends will be meeting Jagjaguwar’s home state hero, David Letterman on December 11th when they tape a performance for The Late Show to be aired on or around that day. If, in your delight about “Blood Bank”, you glossed over the previous sentence, let me say it one more time: Bon Iver’s performing on The Late Show With David Letterman! Uhhhhhh, you got any gum?

Tour Dates:

12/15/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/17/08 Louisville, KY – Headliners w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/18/08 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/19/08 Madison, WI – The Barrymore Theatre w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/22/08 Eau Claire, WI – State Theatre (sold out)

1/15/09 Fly By Night, Perth
1/17/09 The Tivoli, Brisbane
1/18/09 The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
1/19/09 Forum Theatre, Melbourne
1/20/09 The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney
1/21/09 City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
1/22/09 The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney
1/23/09 The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney


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