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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Bon Iver @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, Alpharetta 6/8/12

Bon Iver performed Friday night at Alpharetta's outdoor Verizon Wireless Ampitheater and photographer William Haun was there to document the show. Scope his beautiful gallery…
Stereogum | June 11, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington's Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm
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Download Oddisee’s Odd Renditions EP (Feat. Bon Iver, Marvin Gaye & More) (Stereogum Premiere)

One of last year's great unheralded treasures was Rock Creek Park, a gorgeously lush mostly-instrumental rap album from the Washington, D.C. rapper/producer Oddisee. Oddisee's latest…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2012 - 10:08 am
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Kanye West – “Lost In This World (Tiësto Remix)”

More than a year ago, the Dutch big-room dance DJ Tiësto remixed Kanye West's "Lost In The World," the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy closing…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2012 - 4:34 pm
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Watch Bon Iver Perform “Michicant,” “Towers” At Jazz Fest 2012

The weekend before last, Bon Iver played at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, and the festival organizers recently uploaded crystalline, professional videos of a couple…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2012 - 4:44 pm
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Kanye West – “Lost In The World” Video

Kanye collaborated with filmmaker Ruth Hogben to make the clip for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's "Lost In The World," a black-and-white visual reliant on…
Corban Goble | May 4, 2012 - 10:59 am
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The Voice Semifinalist Sings Bon Iver

The second season of The Voice, NBC's shockingly successful answer to American Idol, is coming to a close. I didn't watch this one, because nobody…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2012 - 9:44 am
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Tumblr Of The Day: Bon Iver Erotica

"Bon Iver woke me up this morning with 40 solid minutes of loving cunnilingus, then whistled a new song while he pulled on his Carhartt…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2012 - 9:44 am
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Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm
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Watch Bon Iver Cover The Band

Yesterday, the great Levon Helm, of the band, finally lost his long fight with cancer. And last night, in a touching and classy moment, Bon…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2012 - 4:43 pm
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Watch Bon Iver On Ellen

This morning, Bon Iver took another big step toward becoming some kind of mainstream cultural institution, as a rumpled and freshly-shorn Justin Vernon, who should…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 12:18 pm
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Watch Radiohead, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Azealia Banks, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella weekend one rages on, and last night featured sets from marquee acts like Radiohead, Bon Iver, Azealia Banks and ASAP Rocky. Their sets have…
Corban Goble | April 15, 2012 - 2:02 pm
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Justin Vernon Preps LP With Astronautalis

The Minneapolis City Pages reports that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has formed a new band with the folksy Minneapolis indie-rapper Astronautilis and that the two…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 1:07 pm
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