Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Song of the Day 2: Bon Iver - Flume

Justin Vernon, lead man of Bon Iver, is a unique gift to the modern indie scene. On his group's debut LP (which was mostly composed by Vernon himself), he utilizes his soulful and dreary voice to craft a cold and desolate atmosphere which is most excellently displayed on track one, "Flume". The soft strumming of the acoustic guitar with a quiet humming in the background is all that's needed to encapsulate what the record is composed of. Vernon's vocal delivery sustains the perfect amount of exasperation and anxiety to capture the derelict and distraught feeling that went into his recordings from a lonely cabin in Wisconsin. If anything, it's a relaxing tune for a cold winter day huddled inside watching the snow drift past the windows.

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