Bon Iver Covers Feist

Amrit Singh | January 23, 2009 - 11:11 am

Both Justin Vernon and Leslie Feist have popped up in recent days as contributors to that heavily stacked Dark Was The Night compilation, and both will again for their collaborations with Aaron Dressner and Grizzly Bear, respectively. (If that double LP was pared down to one disc it would be an album of the year candidate, but that’s a digression for another day.) Today we brandish the Bon Iver and Feist tags for Mr. Vernon’s falsetto take on The Reminder lullaby “The Park,” live on Australia’s Triple J radio. During the session Justin tells the DJs about his love for Feist’s breakthrough (“It hit me as the first record I heard when i came out of the woods, it was so good and so normal … to hear some thing that was so well produced and professional and lasting and honest, and it’s still on all the time at my house”). He also shares the Sesame Street character he’d like to see take on a Bon Iver tune (Mr. Snuffleupagus, but not on “Skinny Love” because “he’s a fat bastard”). Let’s start with the cover:

Bon Iver – The Park (Live On JJJ)” (MP3)

Thanks for the tip, Brett. More banter and a live “Creature Fear” over at JJJ. Fun fact: Justin Vernon’s mom is named Justine. Cute.

Tags: Bon Iver, Feist