Miles, Miles, Miles: The Long Night, and Bon Iver Covers

8 July 2013
11:47 PM


I seem to have lost my words tonight. I am listening to songs by Bon Iver. I’m fairly certain you’ve had nights like these. It’s lovely, these opportunities for quiet.

I have gathered my favourite covers and will let myself be lulled to sleep by the music. Different voices, but the feeling is the same.

This is for you, too.

First it was For Emma, Forever Ago. The soul in a refraction of icicles. A moment hanging like breath on air. And yet life – even still life – is not still. The story is not a story if it does not unravel. Your eyes you may cast backward, but the heart is locked in the chest and must beat forever forward. Bon Iver, Bon Iver is the frozen beast pressing upward from a loosening earth, one ear cocked to the echo of the ghost choir still singing, the other craving the martial call of drums tumbling, of thrum and wheeze. The desolation smoke has dissipated, cut with strips of brass. Celebration will not be denied, the cabinet cannot contain the rattle, there is meat on the bones.

– via Jagjaguwar

The Wolves (Act I and II), cover by Alex Serra:

Flume, cover by Peter Gabriel:

For Emma, cover by Diet Folk:

Skinny Love, cover by Jess Dunbar:

Blindsided, cover by Jose Vanders and Luke Leighfield:

Blindsided, cover by Tyler Simmons:

Re: Stacks, cover by Barbarossa:

Creature Fear, cover by Micah Turbitt:

Perth, cover by Daughter:

Calgary, cover by Hannah Weiler:

Michicant, cover by Mree:

And finally, the song that means a lot to us:

Holocene, cover by Daniel and the Lion:

Holocene, percussion cover by Evan Chapman:

I could see for miles, miles, miles.

Goodnight my dear,


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