The mystery has been put to bed. And in true Melbournian style.
On Thursday, indie rock band Bon Iver released a series of cryptic posts on Instagram in the lead up to their new album launch of '22, A Million'. The pictures detailed a series of addresses across the globe -- including the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy -- and a date and time that had fans bursting at the seams in anticipation.
Were Melbournians in for a secret show? Not quite.
Turns out the band had organised a string of pre-release listening parties that are now taking place worldwide -- from Berlin and Amsterdam to Brooklyn and Paris.
In Melbourne, crowds flocked to a tiny laneway last night to hear their dulcet tones on a tiny boombox. On cassette.
The intrigue continued for Bon Iver fans as they received a newspaper to accompany the tunes -- and another message from the guys:
Surprise gigs seem to be all the rage right now. Sydneysiders also had a taste of the action last night as British actor slash DJ extraordinaire Idris Elba put down his Thor script and picked up some vinyls at Good Bar for a cheeky house set. Did we mention it was free?
The recently re-opened Sydney bar on Oxford Street used the night to launch their new weekly "vinyl only" parties. All we can say is stay tuned.
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