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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 - 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 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, “a… More »

By: 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. 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 a… More »

By: 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 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 synth note… More »

By: 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 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 radar,… More »

By: 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 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 WishMore »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 Watford. More »

By: 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 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 Colonie… More »

By: 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 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
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