Some Bon Mots From Bon Iver

If Bon Iver’s ethereal, wistful debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, didn’t totally seduce you, well, something is wrong. That means that you will definitely need to give the band’s eponymous sophomore effort a listen. Bon Iver is the brainchild of Justin Vernon, who secluded his band in a cabin in the woods for three months in the winter to record their first effort. This time, Vernon and his brother bought a defunct vet’s office and turned it into the studio of their dreams. Do not expect barks and purrs, though. The standard here are haunting tracks, with some exciting surprises.