Every once in so often, a band comes along with a magical sound that defies description. In February, I’d caught two performances by Bon Iver on Saturday Night Live. I’d never heard of the band before, but give props to SNL, once again, for bringing a band to the nation’s consciousness.
As far back as I can remember, SNL has introduced to me to new music. In an era of social media , late night TV shows probably aren’t as popular as they once were. Now that you can see these shows on the web the day after they air, I think they’re going to continue to be a prominent source of music discovery, mainly because of the live performance element that you can’t get with music videos.
Here are there performances. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Bon Iver’s Holocene Music Video