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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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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…
Corban Goble | February 6, 2012 - 9:36 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | February 5, 2012 - 9:13 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2012 - 2:14 pm
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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,…
Scott Lapatine | January 30, 2012 - 9:27 pm
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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, Neo…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2012 - 2:38 pm
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Bon Jovi x Bon Iver = Bon Joviver

The only real question here is how did it take this long for this to happen:…
Amrit Singh | January 24, 2012 - 12:34 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2012 - 9:59 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2012 - 4:45 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2012 - 11:25 am
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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,…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2012 - 5:17 pm
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Bon Iver’s Next Single Revealed

Bon Iver's world-conquering second-album run has not ended yet. Thus far, Bon Iver, Bon Iver has yielded two singles, "Calgary" and "Holocene." And later thi…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2012 - 9:49 am
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The 10 Most NSFW Videos Of 2011

Almost none of us are at work this week, so almost none of us are getting fired. And with the holidays coming to an end,…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2011 - 2:32 pm
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011

It's been fun, but now it's time to wrap up the Gummy Awards with the big final list: your picks for the year's top 10…
Stereogum | December 21, 2011 - 11:23 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery…
Stereogum | December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011

It is the second Friday of December, which I would call the last Friday of the year that the internet has any self-respect if the…
Amrit Singh | December 16, 2011 - 11:59 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011

Today we begin rolling out the results of this year's Gummy Awards: The only set of lists which are perfectly impervious to comment section backlash…
Stereogum | December 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm
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Watch Justin Vernon Join The National Onstage

Last night, Bon Iver and the National were both guests on Q, a show on the Canadian network CBC Radio. They came together in a…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2011 - 11:16 am
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Bon Iver’s Workout Plan

If this clip wasn't so earnest -- sciatica is a problem, people! -- I'd have a little bit more to make fun of, but the…
Corban Goble | December 7, 2011 - 5:35 pm
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