Bon Iver’s new album “i, i” is a record for autumn.
After his stunning 2008 debut “For Emma, Forever Ago” and its well-known backstory (recorded by Justin Vernon in solitude, in a Wisconsin cabin in winter), the next album, “Bon Iver” turned the page to spring. 2016’s release “22, A Million” was the summer album, setting the table for “i, i.”
The new record draws from an expansive group of contributors including James Blake, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes), The Dessner brothers (The National), Bruce Hornsby, and Moses Sumney, in addition to Vernon’s core group.
“It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete,” says Vernon. “It feels like when you get through all this life, when the sun starts to set, and what happens is you start gaining perspective. And then you can put that perspective into more honest, generous work.”
Bon Iver’s Portland performance is at the Moda Center Theater of the Clouds on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. Sharon Van Etten is the opener. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and this is an all-ages event. We’re giving away tickets and this is how to enter for a chance to win:
To enter the tickets drawing, fill in the blanks below and press “Submit.” One entry per person, please. Duplicate entries will be ignored. Tickets are not transferable. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, September 4, at 5 p.m. PT. We’ll notify the winners by email. Good luck!