Friday marked the first (and we’re guessing only) annual Bon Iver Day in the city of Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s favorite son kicked off his summer tour in the city’s Riverside Theater and, in addition to playing most of the songs off his doubly self-titled new album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, he threw in a surprise Björk cover.
He chose “Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right),” the second single off Björk’s 2004 album Medúlla. His voice soars, but, unlike on his recent Bonnie Raitt cover, here his band wails at full force. Colin Stetson honks away on bass sax and Reggie Pace beatboxes his lips off. Check out the video and MP3 below.
Bon Iver – Who Is It (Björk cover)