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Watch Justin Vernon Join The Staves In London

Justin Vernon produced, If I Was, the second album from British female folk trio the Staves, but it seems like the working relationship between Vernon and the the three Stavely-Taylor sisters keeps expanding. Previously, the band released a mini-doc about creating the album with Vernon, and now footage has surfaced of Vernon joining them… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 13, 2015

Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival Reveals Full Lineup Feat. Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Spoon

The lineup for Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires festival is here, and as you might expect, it's both charming and formidable. Bon Iver will headline -- their first live performance since November 2012 -- alongside the National, Sufjan Stevens, and Spoon. Vernon's fellow folk-rockers the Tallest Man on Earth, Sam Amidon, and Hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2015

Aero Flynn – “Twist” (Stereogum Premiere)

Maybe Bon Iver's Justin Vernon was the first musician to emerge from the vibrant music scene of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, but he's intently worked to help put on other local artists ever since. The latest is Josh Scott of Aero Flynn. While Scott's tangled relationship to Vernon includes shared band members and some intertextual song… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 10, 2015

Bon Iver’s Eaux Claires Fest Announces Lineup Via Letters To Early Ticket Holders

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires Festival has started announcing artists that will appear on its inaugural lineup. People who ordered presale tickets will receive a letter in the mail announcing one of the participating artists. The letter says that three-quarters of the artists will be revealed this way. Some of these letter… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015

The Staves Describe Living And Working With Their “Gandalf,” Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon has been called a lot of things since he broke out as modern folk's biggest star with Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago, but "Gandalf" is a new one even for him. The Staves, an all-girl British trio whose music would fit very well into the fantasy-fueled setting of the Shire, discussed recording… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 27, 2015

Justin Vernon Officially Announces His Eaux Claires Music Festival

A few months back, it was rumored that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon was bringing a music festival to his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Vernon has officially announced the festival today, which will be co-curated by the National's Aaron Dessner. Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will take place next year on July… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014

Justin Vernon Is Starting His Own Music Festival

Justin Vernon is planning his own music festival. According to The Current, permits have now been approved for the Eaux Claires Music And Arts Festival, a new outdoor event that will take place in the Bon Iver singer's hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 17… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2014

Watch Tove Lo Cover Bon Iver’s “Woods”

In a recent Week In Pop column, our own Chris DeVille went in deep on Tove Lo, the Swedish pop singer whose debut album Queen Of The Clouds is, to Chris' ears, "the best, brightest, most fully realized pop record of 2014." Here's another reason to pay attention to Tove Lo: During a recent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2014

Inside Win Butler’s POP Vs. Jock III Celebrity Basketball Game And Afterparty

Who says indie rockers can't dominate on the basketball court? At yesterday's POP vs. Jock basketball game, played for the third year in a row at the POP Montreal festival, Arcade Fire's Win Butler and a group of musicians including his bandmate and brother Will, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and Nikolai Fraiture of The Stroke… More »

By: Greg Bouchard / September 21, 2014

Watch Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver Cover Phil Collins At Pop Vs. Jock

The annual Pop Vs. Jock celebrity basketball game went down today in Montreal as part of Pop Montreal festivities, and as promised, it featured some all-star halftime festivities involving covers of Phil Collins and the White Stripes. Correspondent Greg Bouchard (who also attended Steve Albini's cooking class the other day) passed o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2014

Watch Lorde Cover Kanye West & Bon Iver In Concert

Lorde is trotting out two new covers on her U.S. tour, which kicked off last week in Philadelphia: Kanye West's "Flashing Lights" and Bon Iver one-off "Heavenly Father." She's previously covered Kanye's "Hold My Liquor," the Replacements' "Swingin Party," and Son Lux's "Easy" at her live shows. Watch video of her… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014

Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver To Play Basketball For Charity

Win Butler never met a Canadian celebrity basketball game he didn't want to take part in, and next month, he'll share the court with some fellow indie rock heavy hitters at this year's Pop Vs. Jock charity game. The game is an annual part of the Pop Montreal festival, and both Win and Will Butler… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014

Stream Jason Feathers (Justin Vernon x Astronautalis x S. Carey) De Oro

Jason Feathers is really going all-in on the mystery band aspect of the project. Even though it's already been reported that it's a collaboration between Justin Vernon, Minneapolis-based rapper Astronautalis, S. Carey, and a few others, the official press release doesn't mention any of their involvement. Instead, they've all adopted monikers: Astronautalis is Creflo,… More »

By: James Rettig / August 11, 2014

Preview The Justin Vernon, S. Carey, & Astronautalis Collaboration Jason Feathers

At any given time, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has about 15 different musical projects going, and he's about to add another one to the list. This one is called Jason Feathers, and it's a trio with his sometime bandmate S. Carey and Astronautalis, a rapper from Minneapolis. There's been talk of this team-up for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2014

Bon Iver – “Heavenly Father”

We recently heard the new Shins song recorded for Zach Braff's Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here. Now comes Justin Vernon's contribution, which arrives in the increasingly rare form of a new Bon Iver song. It's called "Heavenly Father," and it finds Vernon in his lower-register mode getting fiery over eerie looped… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 30, 2014

Behold The Justin Vernon Family Tree

Today marks the release of S. Carey's spectacular Range Of Light. Carey is a member of Bon Iver, and he's worked with Justin Vernon on other projects by Doe Paoro and Astronautalis, which got us thinking: That Justin Vernon gets around! Vernon's been a serial collaborator since before Bon Iver even entered our collective… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014

Cat Power x Chris Martin, Bon Iver, The Shins Soundtrack Zach Braff’s Garden State Follow-Up

It's a bit of a punchline now, but Garden State, the 2004 directorial debut from Zach Braff, represented a major moment in indie's progression towards crossover status. The Shins weren't just a song playing in the background; they were a plot point. Braff hasn't directed another movie in the years since, but his follow-up More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2014

Watch Justin Vernon Sit In With The Roots On Fallon

On Friday night, the guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon were David Beckham, Inside Comedy host David Steinberg, Busta Rhymes, and a whole mess of NFL players. But for many of us, the coolest guest on the show was the one quietly blending in with the Roots: Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, who i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014

Justin Vernon Recording New Staves Album

If you came here thinking Justin Vernon was recording an LP inspired by his buddy Kanye's "New Slaves," you read that headline wrong. And you're not alone. In fact, upon closer examination, the Bon Iver frontman is producing the new project by the Staves, a British folk trio comprising the three Stavely-Taylor sisters from… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013

Stream Volcano Choir “Comrade” Remix EP

A few weeks ago, we gave Album Of The Week to Repave, the searingly gorgeous sophomore album from Volcano Choir, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's collaboration with the members of the Wisconsin post-rock band Collections Of Colonies Of Bees. And on a new remix EP, various people involved with the band -- Collections Of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013
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