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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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The Avalanches Attack Bon Iver On Twitter

The Avalanches haven't released an album in about 11 years, but that doesn't mean they've stopped paying attention. And since that album was Since I
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments, Bon Iver Tattoos

Aren't you just enthralled with this "Bon Iver" fellow? In case you missed his Oprah appearance, dude was born in the woods of Wisconsin to…
Scott Lapatine | December 2, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Bon Iver Nominated For 4 Grammy Awards

The 54th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced tonight, and then our blog server exploded. I blame Skrillex. Anyway, by now you've heard the big…
Scott Lapatine | November 30, 2011 - 11:09 pm

Watch All Of Bon Iver’s Deluxe Visual Treatments

Earlier this month, we told you that a new deluxe edition of Bon Iver's Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Paste's album of the year) would include…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2011 - 10:39 am

Paste’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011

Paste just became the first big publication to come out with its top 50 albums of the year, and that means it also became the…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2011 - 9:57 am

Bon Iver – “Hinnom, TX” Video

As we previously reported, Bon Iver will soon release a deluxe edition of their mindbendingly gorgeous sophomore LP Bon Iver, Bon Iver. Instead of new…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2011 - 1:04 pm

Bon Iver, The Decemberists Record With The Chieftains

I don’t care if your name is Seamus O’Hoolihan and you just ate a whole uncooked potato for breakfast; Justin Vernon and Colin Meloy ca…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Deluxe Bon Iver Out Soon

We haven't yet received confirmation from publicists or label people, but it looks like we're about to get a deluxe edition of one of the…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2011 - 9:52 am

Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey Win Q Awards

Q Magazine held its annual Q Awards ceremony in London today, and plenty of big-name acts did well for themselves. Adele won a ton of…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2011 - 4:54 pm

Watch More Of Bon Iver & Feist On Jools Holland

Last week, we shared a trio of performance videos from the episode of Later With Jools Holland that featured indie rock big shots Feist and
Corban Goble | October 24, 2011 - 9:36 am

Bon Iver, Arcade Fire Nominated For People’s Choice Awards

Well, this was unexpected. The Favorite Band category in the 2012 People’s Choice Awards is positively jammed with indie and alt-rock types. The nominees include…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Bon Iver, ?uestlove Unhappy With Rolling Stone

Yesterday, we posted a fairly random and goofy list of Bon Iver's five favorite rap verses, which main man Justin Vernon had compiled for the…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2011 - 9:24 am

Watch Bon Iver & Feist On Jools

On the latest episode of the British show Later With Jools Holland, two indie-rock big dogs came through to perform. Bon Iver and Feist, both…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2011 - 10:32 am

Bon Iver’s 5 Favorite Hip-Hop Lyrics

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon doesn't exactly carry himself like a rap nerd, and it's not like he found space for a Cormega verse on "Calgary."…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2011 - 9:06 am

Bon Iver Booked For Bushmills

Justin Vernon and some key folks from Bon Iver are participating in an ad campaign for Bushmills whiskey. Their “Since Way Back” campaign also feature…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Bon Iver’s Celebrity iTunes Playlist

Bon Iver is totally a celebrity now, which means he gets to do things like make a celebrity iTunes playlist. Justin Vernon's playlist has some…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2011 - 10:44 am

Hear Bon Iver Cover Dylan’s “With God On Our Side”

At a Portland show a few nights ago, Bon Iver busted out an impressionistic six-minute cover of Bob Dylan’s protest-era classic “With God On Our
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Five Indie Types Who Would Do Well On X Factor… And Five Who Wouldn’t

Tonight, as anyone who's been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut.
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Bon Iver, Other Lives @ Gibson Amphitheater, Los Angeles 9/20/11

In just two years, Bon Iver has moved from haunting the cemetery to the Gibson Amphitheater to wrap up his two night stint in Lo…
Andrew Youssef | September 21, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Kathleen Edwards – “Wapusk” (Feat. Bon Iver)

Last year, the singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards wrote her song “Wapusk” in the Manitoba polar-bear domain that gave the song its name, as she writes on
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2011 - 4:17 pm
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