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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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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,…
James Rettig | October 29, 2014 - 10:10 am

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
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…
Greg Bouchard | September 21, 2014 - 8:30 am

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…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2014 - 6:38 pm

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…
James Rettig | September 15, 2014 - 10:37 am

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…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2014 - 1:54 pm

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…
James Rettig | August 11, 2014 - 1:15 am

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.
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2014 - 4:32 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | June 30, 2014 - 12:44 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 9:56 am

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…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2014 - 2:15 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 10:46 am

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…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2013 - 11:28 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 9:38 am

Stream Volcano Choir Repave

In two weeks, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon returns with Repave, the second album from Volcano Choir, his project with the members of the post-rock…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2013 - 10:11 am

Volcano Choir – “Comrade”

Volcano Choir -- Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's band with the members of the Wisconsin post-rock crew Collections Of Colonies Of Bees -- showed a…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Dessners’ Grateful Dead Tribute To Feature Members Of Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile & The Violators

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf.
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Watch A Short Documentary On Volcano Choir’s Repave

Volcano Choir is Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's project with the members of the Wisconsin post-rock band Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, and earlier this…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Volcano Choir – “Byegone”

Things took a bit of a turn for Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) in 2009, when he premiered “Island, IS,” the first single from Unmap,…
Elliah Heifetz | June 17, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Colin Stetson – “Among The Sef”

On Colin Stetson's new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, "Among The Sef" comes right in the middle. Stuck between two…
Miles Bowe | April 18, 2013 - 3:54 pm
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