This week, Bon Iver made good on some recent hints and announced their third album, 22, A Million.
Bon Iver started after the breakup of Justin Vernon's previous project, DeYarmond Edison, and during period of recuperation. He wasn't expecting to embark on a new project, but ended up writing and recording new material, and starting one of the most-hyped new bands in 2007.
After two albums and an EP, the band went on hiatus in 2012. There were a few new songs during that time, but members spent the time focusing on other projects. The band reformed in June of last year with a one-off concert and announced a tour at the end of the year. A few weeks ago, they left hints of an album to come, with a mural of the number 22 in New York.
This week, they confirmed the new record and released two new songs from the album. 22, A Million is set to be released on September 30.
Also announced this week:
Jack White - Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (September 9)
Lambchop - FLOTUS (November 4)
TOY - Clear Shot (October 28)
Transpecos: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (September 9)
Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth (October 21)
Wyclef Jean - J’ouvert (September 30)