Watch Bon Iver On Ellen

By Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012

This morning, Bon Iver took another big step toward becoming some kind of mainstream cultural institution, as a rumpled and freshly-shorn Justin Vernon, who should really consider growing the beard back, took to the stage at Ellen, performing “Towers” on TV and “Michicant” as a web-only bonus. Colin Stetson’s gargantuan saxophone is not a thing I ever expected to see on daytime network television, but there it is. The band sounded magical, of course. Watch both performances below.

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Vernon’s face when confronted with Ellen: An amazing thing.