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Field Report – “I Am Not Waiting Anymore” & “Fergus Falls”

Before Justin Vernon started breaking hearts with Bon Iver, he led a band called DeYarmond Edison, which was based first in Wisconsin and then in North Carolina. Other members of that band went on to form Megafaun. But one former member, Chris Porterfield, left the band when everyone else moved to North Carolina. He's now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2012

The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – “Ashes In The Air”

As previously reported, on Record Store Day the Flaming Lips will release a double LP of collaborations called The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends. Featured on the comp is a diverse array of folks including Nick Cave, Chris Martin, Lightning Bolt, Yoko Oko, Ke$ha, and Bon Iver, who you can hear on the track… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 27, 2012

Bon Iver – “Coming Down” (Anais Mitchell Cover)

In Australia recently, Bon Iver came in to do a live studio session with the Aussie radio network Triple J. And during the session, Justin Vernon did one of the things that Justin Vernon loves to do: He threw a little love to a relatively unknown indie singer-songwriter. In this case, it was Anais Mitchell,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012

Bon Iver – “Towers” Video

The eerie, verdant clip for Bon Iver's "Towers" features an old man (and yes, the sea) hauling a net out into the blue. Definitely Where The Wild Things Are (the movie) vibes, like this dude is the extremely aged Max who never escaped the monster island. Since I'm starting to freak myself out, I'm… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 27, 2012

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the considerably more intimate SNL studios across town. They played Reign Of Terror's raucous first single "Comeback Kid" and No Doubt-y ballad "End Of The Line" and you can watch… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2012

Watch Bon Iver’s 4AD/Jagjaguwar Session

Reluctant Best New Artist Bon Iver recently recorded a 4AD Session featuring he and collaborator/labelmate/fellow Wisconsinite S. Carey fleshing out some Bon Iver tunes (as well as his Bonnie Raitt cover) on pianos. Recorded at AIR Studio's Lyndurst Hall, the set features spare renditions of tracks from Bon Iver and the More »

By: Corban Goble / February 17, 2012

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

Watch Justin Vernon Play “Perth” With The Roots

?uestlove was throwing Twitter shots at Justin Vernon just a few months ago, but all that is long-buried. Last week, when he was in town for Saturday Night Live, the Bon Iver frontman stopped by the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon studios. As a special treat for the studio audience, he and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012

Meet Justin Vernon’s Parents, Watch His New Workout Trailer

In the build up to Bon Iver's SNL performance, Eau Claire's WEAU TV produced a segment about Justin Vernon's upbringing and rise to fame featuring his family and friends. And if that's not enough Bon Iver cultural saturation for you this morning, fitness specialist Jeff Rodgers has released another trailer for his workoutMore »

By: Corban Goble / February 6, 2012

Watch Bon Iver (And Kristen Wiig’s Lana Del Rey Impersonation) On SNL

With one week to go before the Grammys (at which Justin Vernon may win some big awards, but will not perform, thankyouverymuch) Bon Iver hit Studio 8H as musical guests for SNL's Channing Tatum-hosted episode. The band played "Holocene" and my favorite song of last year "Beth/Rest," plus Colin Stetson wore a Liturgy… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 5, 2012

Bon Iver Declines Grammy Performance, Collaborates With Alicia Keys

After last year's Grammys, when Arcade Fire performed dodging Mat Hoffman bike-tricks and then immediately won the Album Of The Year award, the award show has a high standard to live up to when it comes to ridiculous and implausible but kind of awesome indie-rock performances. But even though Bon Iver got nominated forMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012

Watch Bon Iver’s Grammy Commercial

The 54th annual Grammy Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center on 2/12, and while Bon Iver won't be performing at the ceremony, the band is up for some of the night's biggest awards, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist. That's enough to have inspired… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 30, 2012

Preview Flaming Lips’ Bon Iver Collab

As previously noted, the Flaming Lips are hard at work on a new collaborative album that will feature contributions from people like Bon Iver, Neon Indian, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu, and, apparently, Ke$ha. The band is planning to get the thing out on 4/21, in time for Record Store Day, and Wayne Coyne ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2012

Bon Jovi x Bon Iver = Bon Joviver

The only real question here is how did it take this long for this to happen:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 24, 2012

The Chieftains – “Down in the Willow Garden” (Feat. Bon Iver)

As previously reported, Voice Of Ages, the new album from the long-running Irish folk-music institution the Chieftains, features collaborations with people like Bon Iver and the Decemberists. And now we can hear Bon Iver's contribution to the project: A take on the traditional Appalachian murder ballad "Down In The Willow Garden." It sounds exactly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2012

Bon Iver, Neon Indian Set For Flaming Lips Collaborative LP

The Flaming Lips spent their 2011 hooking up with various different artists; during the year, they released collaborative EPs with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, Prefuse 73, and the Plastic Ono Band. And this year, they're planning on rounding up a whole mess of musical peers for a whole collaborative album. Talking to Rolling Stone,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012

Bon Iver To Make SNL Debut; What Should They Play?

The Justin Vernon media takeover continues. On February 4 -- eight days before they're slated to appear at the Grammy Awards -- Bon Iver will serve as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, playing as a full nine-piece band. A press release claims that they'll stick to songs from Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2012

Justin Vernon Starts Record Label

Someone has to reissue all those lost Bonnie Raitt records! As Pitchfork reports, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has started a new label called Chigliak, named after a character on Northern Exposure. The label, an imprint of Jagjaguwar, will release new records, and it'll also reissue albums that were "never released commercially"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012

Hype Machine Zeitgeist Compiles Bloggers’ 50 Favorite LPs Of 2011

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012
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