The other day, I had the incredible privilege of seeing Bon Iver live. Basically it was spectacular. I did not expect them to sound almost identical live as they do recorded, and Justin’s voice is so unusual and good and I fell even more in love with the band and ugh so very very good*. I was kind of sad to not see “Michicant” or “Flume” but the show was so awesome that I’ll forgive them. Seeing as it was so great, I wanted photographic mementos but it totally did not work out well. This was the best quality one I got:
Terrible quality, I know. But really, who cares? I saw freaking Bon Iver live and it was amazing.
I should also mention that every time someone pronounces “Iver” as “eye-va”, I die a little inside. There needs to be a worldwide awareness campaign informing people how to properly pronounce it.
As well as having that crazy awesome experience, I also recently saw Death Cab For Cutie. I was kinda gutted they didn’t play “The Ice Is Getting Thinner”, “No Sunlight” or “Dream Scream” coz they’re my favourites, but when they played “I Will Follow You Into The Dark”, it more than made up for it. “I Will Possess Your Heart” also made me crazy happy. I don’t know what it is about really long songs, but they excite me like nothing else.
Again, terrible photo quality. But again, Death Cab were pretty awesome live so who cares?
So the point of this post is to say Death Cab and Bon Iver are great bands, recorded and live. Buy their music.