Bon Iver may mostly be just a dude and a guitar, but don't go thinking singer-songwriter. Justin Vernon's French-named one-man band is much more, thanks to cobwebs of hazy effects and home-recorded imperfections. That's because Bon Iver wasn't intended to be anything more than a respite from Vernon's freshly broken-up old band, DeYarmond Edison. Once this raggedly personal collection of songs was self-released, though, Bon Iver was lauded by Pitchfork and adopted by Jagjaguwar. It's easy to see why,... More >>>