If Justin Vernon’s new press shot is any indication, he’s still in the woods. The man responsible for one of our top international albums of 2008 will release his sophomore studio record on June 21. The follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago is a self-titled, 10-track album that promises a more expansive musical palette that the lo-fi, earthy intimacy of its predecessor.
The album features several of Vernon’s regular cohorts including Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan. It was recorded and mixed at April Base Studios, a former veterinarian’s clinic in Fall Creek, WI, converted into a recording studio by Vernon and his brother.
Since the release of For Emma, Vernon has been involved with indie rock project Volcano Choir and has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West (stream ‘Lost In The World’, on which Vernon guested, from West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy below).
Check out the cover art and tracklist of Bon Iver below.
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