James Blake & Bon Iver // Collaboration
Two of the heavy hitters of the music world in the shape of James Blake and Bon Iver are to join forces for some kind of collaboration. Details are very thin on the ground, though it seems as if a track (EP? We don't frankly know at this stage) named 'Fall Creek Boys Choir' is to be released on August 24th if the twitter feed of Blake is to be believed.
We will of course bring you further details on this beautiful proposition as and when we find out. This is of course if the internet does not implode first.
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