Bon Iver Share New “Blood Bank” Live Recordings, Launch Initiative to Aid COVID-19 Relief
Proceeds from their merch sales will now benefit local orgs supporting those affected by coronavirus.
Bon Iver have shared the remaining three live recordings that will appear on the tenth anniversary edition of Blood Bank, out March 27 on Jagjaguwar. The reissue backs each of the EP’s four songs with new live performances, a decade after their debut. New liner notes by Ryan Matteson recall the “dangerous, challenging, genuinely trail-blazing” feelings these songs first evoked, and the subsequent evolution of Bon Iver.
The performances now available to stream can be heard at the links below:
“Beach Baby” (Live from The Bomb Factory, Dallas TX, Jan 23 2018)
“Babys” (Live from Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London UK, Mar 4 2018)
“Woods” (Live from Pitchfork Paris Presented by La Blogothèque, Nov 3 2018)
In partnership with Ambient Inks, Bon Iver have also announced a new initiative that will donate 10 percent of all the band’s merch sales to those affected in Wisconsin by the COVID-19 crisis. Running through April 10, the initiative benefits Feed My People and the Chippewa Valley Artist Relief Fund. Ambient Inks will be donating 100 percent of their share of webstore proceeds.
Bon Iver is also launching a preorder for a Blood Bank anniversary crewneck sweatshirt to coincide with the merch initiative and reissue. All items are available here.
And of course, Bon Iver have rescheduled all their April and May performances to January 2021; find the full list of updated tour dates here.