other than “flume” & “skinny love”, i never really fell in love with bon iver’s first album. i recognize that many people became madly obsessed with justin & his work, but i just couldn’t get there. however, with only a few listens to his latest, eponymous album i think i’m beginning to understand. this is that album’s closing track (& probably my favorite).
“I didn’t have any friends at school, didn’t want any. I felt better being alone. I sat on a bench and watched the others play and they looked foolish to me.”—Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski (via henrycharlesbukowski)
I had too share this wonderful song. My excitement for this album is overwhelming given what I’ve heard live and as the studio cuts are trickled out. I really don’t have much to say about this but every time I listen to Real Estate I get nostalgic and this track also reaffirms why this is one of my favorite bands of all time.
This comes off their coming album Days which is scheduled to be released Oct 18th in the US and Oct 17th to the rest of the world. Also they’re on tour, so be sure to check em out when they come around to your town.
“And make no mistake: irony tyrannizes us. The reason why our pervasive cultural irony is at once so powerful and so unsatisfying is that an ironist is impossible to pin down. All U.S. irony is based on an implicit ‘I don’t really mean what I’m saying.’ So what does irony as a cultural norm mean to say? That it’s impossible to mean what you say? That maybe it’s too bad it’s impossible, but wake up and smell the coffee already? Most likely, I think, today’s irony ends up saying: ‘How totally banal of you to ask what I really mean.’”—David Foster Wallace, E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction (via hammerito)