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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 band Collections Of Colonies Of Bees. The two songs we've posted from Repave, "Bygone" and "Comrade," are way prettier and more conventional than anything on Unmap, the band's relatively experimental… More »

By: 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 bit of a new direction on "Bygone," the first single from their sophomore album Repave. Whereas Unmap, the group's first album, was a prettily formless almost-ambient affair, "Bygone" is a… More »

By: 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. The name of the album will be Dead Hot, a nod to Red Hot, an AIDS charity organization that started curating comps in the '90s. As Relix reports, the National… More »

By: 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 year, they got together, for the second time, to make an album of hazy, pastoral, near-ambient music. The new album is called Repave, and "Byegone," its first single, is a… More »

By: 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, his debut album with the experimental rock outfit Volcano Choir. The song strayed from the stripped-down folk melancholy Vernon had become known for, setting his vocals over a quicker, stranger… More »

By: 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 extremely powerful songs featuring Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, this track bridges the gap between his demonic shouts on "Brute," and the angelic crooning of "Who The Waves Are Roaring For."… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 18, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Poliça – “Tiff” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

At Coachella over the weekend, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon joined the Minneapolis synth-rock quintet Poliça onstage to sing "Tiff," a new single. (Poliça's Ryan Olson and Channy Leaneagh are Gayngs bandmates with Vernon, so the connection is not entirely random.) And today Poliça shared the song's studio version, which brings some of Bon Iver'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013 - 10:17 am

Colin Stetson – “In Mirrors” & “And In Truth” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video

The human wonder Colin Stetson creates abstract alternate universes while using only his gigantic saxophone. And in a new video for "In Mirrors" and "And In Truth," two of the tracks from Stetson's new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, three different directors have given his music images to match. For… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013 - 10:45 am

The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – “Ashes In The Air” Video (NSFW)

The Flaming Lips have a new album called The Terror coming out this month, so of course this was a great morning to release a video for a song from their last album, the Bon Iver collab "Ashes In The Air" from last year's all-collabs effort The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends. And I don't… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2013 - 8:54 am

Colin Stetson & Justin Vernon – “Warm Shadow” (Fink Cover)

The abstract saxophone drone machine Colin Stetson spent the past couple of years as a touring member of Bon Iver, and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon sings on four of the songs that appear on Stetson's new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light. (Preview a couple of those songs here.) Now,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Preview Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare Vol. 3 Feat. Justin Vernon

The saxophonist Colin Stetson is essentially a one-man circus act, pulling all sorts of drones and skitters and yelps and groans out of his gigantic instrument, often all at once. He's spent the better part of the past two years on the road as a part of Bon Iver's touring band, and his bandleader Justi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 10:36 am

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they were covered by folks like Bon Iver, the xx, Wavves, Beach House, Das Racist, and others. (Adam Horne of BearMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm

The Gaslight Anthem – “Skinny Love” (Bon Iver Cover)

Why, it was just last week that we heard Gaslight Anthem covering Foo Fighters' "Everlong," and already we've got another seemingly random cover from the band. Their version of Bon Iver's breakout track, "Skinny Love," is featured on the Gaslight Anthem's new Here Comes My Man EP. To me, it sounds a little bit like… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 1, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Buy Justin Vernon’s Whiskey Barrel Guitar

As you may know, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is a pitchman for Bushmill's whiskey. His latest adventure in product design comes in the form of this guitar, an instrument designed by Vernon, executed by Eau Claire, WI luthier Gordy Bishoff (Les Paul is from Waukesha, WI, just saying) and made from barrels of Bushmills booze. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 23, 2012 - 11:26 am

Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” Video

Bon Iver's new video for the divisive "Beth/Rest" features an ethereal tale of young love, a clip which makes the Wisconsin woods -- they shot the video in the area surrounding Bon Iver's April Base studio -- look like another planet. Dan Huiting and Justin Vernon himself direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 16, 2012 - 10:40 am

Watch Bon Iver Play Austin City Limits

Previewed a little while back, Bon Iver's episode of Austin City Limits aired over the weekend and has now hit the web for your viewing/embedding pleasure. Unfortunately, the broadcast never breaks away to an infomercial for Bon Iver's Workout Plan, which is a shame because that's totally picking up steam. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 15, 2012 - 9:26 am

Stream Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project Remix Winners

Last month, we reported that Bon Iver were teaming with the music social networking site Indaba for a remix content. They made available all the many musical stems that went into their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and contestants were invited to submit remixes, with prize money and places on a Spotify remix comp o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Bon Iver, Frank Ocean @ Angel Orensanz Center, NYC 9/24/12

Last night, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean performed at Manhattan's gorgeous Angel Orensanz Center. It was the final installment in Vitaminwater and the FADER's nine-city Uncapped series. The event was free -- those interested in attending were able to RSVP online -- and thus, as you might expect, the place was packed. Frank Ocean took… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 25, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Justin Vernon: Bon Iver Is “Winding Down”

It feels like Bon Iver has been a part of the indie rock firmament for years now, but when you look back on it, their output has been tiny: Two albums, one EP. And as it turns out, that may be all we get. In a recent interview with the Minnesota public radio station 89.3… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 2:42 pm

Watch Bon Iver’s Radio City Musical Hall Webcast

On Friday night, Bon Iver headlined New York's historic and cavernous Radio City Music Hall. Bowery Presents, who promoted the show, also live-streamed it, and now the whole thing is up on YouTube. The 97-minute show was recorded in HD, and it sounds great. It's only going to be up on YouTube for 48 hours,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 9:57 am
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