Published Feb 09, 2016Bon Iver's output in the last few years has been sporadic at best, but fans now have a new piece of music to listen to in the form of "Haven, Mass," an archival cut that project leader Justin Vernon shared via a promo cassette sent to those who bought early bird tickets to his Eaux Claires music festival.
The song emerged via a fan recording. It's not a high-quality bootleg by any means, but it's good enough to convey the tender solemnity of the track. It begins as a reverent piano ballad before building up to something a little grander, but the recording unfortunately cuts off before it's quite finished.
The song is labelled a B-side. Vernon confirmed on Twitter that it's an old tune dating back to around 2009 or 2010. Take a listen below.
Meanwhile, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will take place on August 12 and 13 in Eau Claire, WI.