Blood Bank (EP)
|EP by Bon Iver|
|Released||January 20, 2009|
|Bon Iver chronology|
|The A.V. Club||B+ |
|Drowned in Sound||8/10|
|The Observer||(favorable) |
|Patrol magazine||6.8/10 |
Blood Bank is a 2009 EP by Bon Iver. It was released on January 20, 2009, and features four tracks, three of them recorded for the release. The EP is a follow-up to the band's award-winning debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, self-released in 2007 by Bon Iver frontman and founder Justin Vernon, and re-released in 2008.
The title track was written with the previous album but didn't "feel right" and was never released.
"Woods" was sampled in Kanye West's single "Lost in the World" from his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and re-recorded as "Still" by Justin Vernon's side-project, Volcano Choir, for their debut album Unmap. It was featured in a Series 3 episode of Skins.
Jagjaguwar has said the following about the content of the EP:
As much as Emma is about the cold, the Blood Bank collection is about the warmth that gets you through it. You can feel the air move. Like a fire you've been stoking for hours and finally got to sustain itself, the heat blisters your face while your back is frozen solid.
All tracks written by Justin Vernon.
- Justin Vernon - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
- Mark Paulson — Engineering, Guitar
- Ashley Farland — Photography
- Lauren Hudgins — Cover Photo
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