June 15 2011
From the supergroup Gayngs to hanging with Kanye West & Rick Ross to the cover of the latest Spin Magazine, Justin Vernon is becoming a superstar on his own terms. With the second Bon Iver album to drop soon, Vernon has captured attention of the entire country. If there is any indications from the early reviews of Bon Iver's sophomore album, it will definitely be on every music publication best of 2011 releases.
If you think this has been a surreal ride for this Eau Claire native, just check out the video for Bon Iver's single "Calgary." Beautiful people walking in the mud, and a strange looking bear seems to be some kind of symbolism for something or just someone tripping on a 'organic' substance.
You decide and let me know what you think the video is about. Don't forget Bon Iver kicks off their tour in Milwaukee on July 22 and 23 at The Riverside Theater.