It's really fashionable for big indie artists to re-release a deluxe edition of their critically and commercially embraced albums right now (see: Bon Iver's glowing reviews, #2 debut on Billboard), which usually means fans are treated with various remixes, alternative takes of familiar tracks, and best of all, bonus tracks occasionally so good you wonder how they ended up off the album in the first place. Bon Iver is doing it a little differently with their Deluxe Edition release of the twice-over self-titled beauty, Bon Iver, Bon Iver.
On November 29th, Bon Iver will digitally re-release their nuanced sophomore album with a visual accompaniment for each of the album's 10 songs, said to be best experienced on a mobile device with headphones on. Explained in a press release:
“Comprised of individual visual works that both complement and enrich the audio on the album, the video accompaniment was in itself another year in the making. Featuring work by Dan Huiting, Isaac Gale, David Jensen, JoLynn Garnes and Justin Vernon, the video work is meant to be consumed as a visual extension of the music, to enhance each listener’s experience with one of the year’s most acclaimed albums. While not music videos per se, these visual accompaniments are striking in their distinctive atmosphere, and compelling works in their own right.”
The Deluxe Edition of Bon Iver, Bon Iver will be made available through iTunes. Check out the short trailer for the re-release below: