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Bon Iver Covers Peter Gabriel for Record Store Day


Just when it was looking like the flip side to Peter Gabriel’s song swap project, Scratch My Back, would be fractured at best and canned at worst, Justin Vernon has reciprocated Gabriel’s cover of “Flume.” On Saturday, April 17, Jagjaguwar will release an exclusive split 7”, featuring Bon Iver’s cover of “Come Talk To Me” off Gabriel’s 1992 album Us, as well as the aforementioned “Flume” cover.

For the one-off recording, Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon enlisted regular co-conspirator Sean Carey, as well as his very own sister and brother-in-law.

Jagjaguwar describes Vernon and company’s rendition of “Come Talk To Me” as “an intimated triumph,” adding, “It has the sensation of soaring, but its feet and hands are dug into the ground, rooting it there while it flirts with flight.”