i,i will be released on August 30th via Jagjaguwar.
Well guys, it finally happened. Bon Iver has officially announced that their new album i,i will be released on August 30th of this year via Jagjaguwar. The album is 13 tracks, two of which were previously released and two new ones were released today titled "Jelmore" and "Faith" which you can listen to here.
Side note before we continue: "Faith" is wheeeeeew. So good, guys. So good.
The press release had this to say about the forthcoming release:
"Recording over a long time at April Base in Wisconsin but finishing at Sonic Ranch in Texas allowed us to feel confident, comfortable, and completely free of distraction. The sense of community around the record grew through honest, generous inspiration within the group of artists involved in the creative process of the record. The thirteen new songs on i,i complete a cycle: from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Now, fall arrives early with i,i."
Pre-orders for the album are available now over at Bon Iver's website. Now place your bets as to where this will end up on my album of the year list.
Hint: it's gonna be top five by default.
Listen to "Faith". The other one too.