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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&#8217… More »

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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 o…
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, Bo…
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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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 i…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2012 - 1:44 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | March 27, 2012 - 6:50 pm
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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, Justi…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2012 - 12:18 pm
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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
Corban Goble | February 27, 2012 - 12:12 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am
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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 (a…
Corban Goble | February 17, 2012 - 10:53 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm
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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 tow…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 3:35 pm
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