I've been listening to Bon Iver since early 2009 and I totally understand why the whole mainstream world (or so it seems) is now jumping on the bandwagon. Hello...grammy's?!?! Their music is oddly cryptic, atmospheric and somehow sentimental. I love it. It was an absolute dream to see these guys play such an epic and dramatic show at Massey Hall last night. There were two drummers, as many as four horn players, two violinists (amazing), who also played guitars, and Vernon himself.
As a Toronto Sun music critic wrote today, believe the hype.