I am currently swooning over the rather fabulous debut album of Bon Iver (Pronounced bohn eevair - French for 'Good winter' and a deliberate misspelling)...
It is called 'For Emma, Forever ago' and is a haunting and magical album. Bon Iver is justin Vernon, who during a time of loss and heartache holed himself up in his father's remote cabin deep in the woods of Northwestern wisconsin where he lived alone for 3 months and began writing the songs that were to become For Emma, Forever Ago.
The album is sung mostly in Vernon's beautiful, swirling falsetto, and mainly with just a guitar for accompaniment. He recorded most of the album on his own up in that log cabin, with only a few additions made to the initial sessions...The album came out as a self release last year, but has been re-released through JagJaguwar this week.
I highly recommend it...my new favorite!!