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This was a great, great week for music videos. And for some reason, a pattern emerged. To some extent, every one of the videos below is a sumptuous, richly produced vision of things that don’t make any sense at all. For the most part, these videos adapt ideas about narrative, but they don’t make their… More »

The Hype Machine, the highly valuable MP3-blog aggregator, has given us the latest 2011 best-of list, and it’s an uncommonly democratic one. To put this particular thing together, the site canvassed the year-end lists of 403 different music bloggers, ranking the results and putting them all together into a single list. This must’ve been a… More »

Back in the day, when two artists didn’t like each other, they’d deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a pointed interview comment. Maybe they’d toss in a lyrical jab, the way Lynyrd Skynyrd did toward Neil Young on “Sweet Home Alabama,” but that would be just about it. That’s… More »

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David Bowie, Björk, Thom Yorke, & More Sign Letter Urging Climate Change Deal

Dazed reports that David Bowie, Björk, Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn, Phil Selway, Courtney Barnett, Robert Plant, Chrissie Hynde, Bobby Gillespie, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 27, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Bon Iver Announce 2016 Tour (In Asia, But It’s A Start)

Bon Iver played their first show since 2012 at frontman Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival this summer. Even though they debuted two new songs during…
Peter Helman | November 17, 2015 - 8:42 pm

Watch The Silver Lake Chorus’ Video For Justin Vernon-Penned “From The Snow Tipped Hills”

When Justin Vernon is not writing music for Bon Iver or joining Kanye West on stage at Glastonbury or pursuing sundry other endeavors, he pens…
Cady Siregar | October 26, 2015 - 11:18 am

Hear Chilly Gonzales Make Classical Connections To Pop With Members Of Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, & Alt-J

For the past year or so, musical genius Chilly Gonzales has been hosting a video series called Pop Music Masterclass for German radio station WDR…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Watch Bon Iver’s Full Set At Eaux Claires Festival

Last month, Bon Iver headlined the Eaux Claires festival, which frontman Justin Vernon put together in his Wisconsin hometown. Playing their first show since 2012…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

The National Perform With Sufjan Stevens And Justin Vernon, Cover The Grateful Dead At Eaux Claires

Yesterday was the first day of the inaugural Eaux Claires festival, a small occasion in rural Wisconsin dreamt up and brought to life by Justin…
Ryan Leas | July 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Justin Vernon Has No Bon Iver Plans, Regrets Bushmills Ad

Justin Vernon’s inaugural Eaux Claires Festival would seem like a perfect place to kick off another era of Bon Iver. Vernon’s been active with side…
James Rettig | July 8, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Watch Justin Vernon Also Join The Staves At Glastonbury

Justin Vernon wasn't officially scheduled to perform at Glastonbury, but he made a surprise appearance at Kanye's climactic headlining set yesterday. And while he was…
Peter Helman | June 28, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Watch Kanye’s Full Glastonbury Set, Feat. Justin Vernon, A Stage Crasher, & “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Like much of what Kanye West does, his headlining set at Glastonbury was already a huge fucking deal before it even happened. Over 134,000 British…
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 7:09 pm

Justin Vernon Shares His Field Journal For Eaux Claires Fest

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner are kicking off their inaugural Eaux Claires Festival on 7/17 and 7/18 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 11:47 am

Justin Vernon Isn’t A Fan Of Apple Music

The recent launch of Apple Music has garnered a divisive reaction from the music industry at large. Similar to the response when Tidal launched, many…
Caitlin White | June 16, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Phil Cook – “Great Tide” (Stereogum Premiere)

You may recognize the name Phil Cook from his sideman gigs in Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger or his collaborations with Justin Vernon in Gayngs
Grace Birnstengel | June 8, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch Justin Vernon Discuss His Eaux Claires Festival On Minneapolis Local News

It's always funny when an indie internet star like Bon Iver crosses over to the local news, and here he is in a glowing interview…
Caitlin White | May 20, 2015 - 3:04 pm

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…
Caitlin White | February 13, 2015 - 11:44 am

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…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2015 - 8:57 am

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…
Caitlin White | February 10, 2015 - 11:28 am

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…
James Rettig | February 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm

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,…
Caitlin White | January 27, 2015 - 4:59 pm

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…
James Rettig | December 17, 2014 - 11:09 am
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