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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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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2012 - 9:57 am

Justin Vernon Asks Fans To Design His Northern Exposure Tattoo

Via the design website 99designs, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has initiated a contest to design his new tattoo, an image based on Cicely from Northern
Corban Goble | September 17, 2012 - 10:04 am

Preview Radiohead, Bon Iver On Austin City Limits

This fall, Austin City Limits will begin its 38th season with Radiohead and Bon Iver, and recently the venerable PBS series posted previews of those…
Corban Goble | August 28, 2012 - 9:06 am

Hear One Of The Songs Bon Iver Wrote For Silver Lake Chorus

Silver Lake Chorus is a 25-member strong choral group based in Los Angeles, whose work includes, amongst other things, backing vocals on the Lonely Island's…
Corban Goble | August 16, 2012 - 11:50 am

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Now You, Too, Can Remix Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Great album though it may be, Bon Iver's Bon Iver, Bon Iver doesn't exactly resonate as prime remix raw material at first glance. But that…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2012 - 11:50 am

Bon Iver – “Who Is It” (Björk Cover) (iTunes Session)

Bon Iver put out their iTunes Session today, a seven-song live set that's heavy on Bon Iver cuts but that also includes a cover of…
Corban Goble | June 19, 2012 - 9:38 am

Justin Vernon Designs A Shoe

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is the latest indie rocker to design a shoe, and his joint, which is available from Keep shoes, will benefit the…
Corban Goble | June 18, 2012 - 9:45 am
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