All "Bon Iver" stories

Return to Story

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 news… Bon Iver was acknowledged in three of the four General Field (i.e., important) categories: Record Of The Year (for “Holocene”), Song Of The Year (“Holocene”), and Best New Artist. More »

By: 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 video accompaniments for every song on the album. Yesterday, we posted the clip for “Hinnom, TX.” And this morning, we woke up to discover that the Bon Iver YouTube page… More »

By: 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 first publication to give its #1 spot to Bon Iver’s Bon Iver, Bon Iver. We can probably expect to see that happening a whole lot in the weeks ahead. For… More »

By: 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 songs, this one will feature video accompaniments for each of the 10 songs on the album. Below, we’ve got Isaac Gale and David Jensen’s clip for “Hinnom, TX,” which put… More »

By: 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 can now effectively brag about being more Irish than you. That’s because both of them have recorded songs with the Chieftains, the long-running traditional Irish folk band. The Chieftains will celebrate… More »

By: 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 year’s finest albums, Bon Iver’s sprawling sophomore joint Bon Iver, Bon Iver. On YouTube, there’s now an enigmatic clip that sets the album’s music against disconnected high-def nature images, and… More »

By: 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 awards, and Coldplay won the coveted public-voting award Best Act In The World Today Presented By First Drinks Brand, which is probably the best name for any award ever. But… More »

By: 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 Bon Iver. Over the weekend, a few bonus clips from that episode hit the web. Check out Feist’s “Bittersweet Melodies” as well as Bon Iver’s “Perth” and “Calgary” after the… More »

By: 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 Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, and Florence & The Machine alongside heavyweights like Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and, uh, OneRepublic. Check out all the different nominee… More »

By: 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 current issue of Rolling Stone. As it turns out, Vernon isn’t too happy with the way the list came out, claiming that the magazine changed his list. Also not happy:… More »

By: 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 of whom brought expertly expansive backing bands and ridiculous amounts of stage presence, both generally rocked that show. Bon Iver did the Bon Iver, Bon Iver track “Towers,” and Feist… More »

By: 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.” But over the past year, the man has participated in the making of two excellent big-ticket rap records, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch The Throne. What have youMore »

By: 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 features people like Chromeo, Theophilus London, and Elijah Wood.

According to a press release, the people participating in the campaign will appear in ads and develop “custom pieces of… More »

By: 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 of the things you’d expect, including tracks from legends (Bob Dylan, Funkadelic) and collaborators (Kathleen Edwards, Colin Stetson). But there are a few serious left-turns in there too. Vernon’s list… More »

By: 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 Side.” Give it a listen at TwentyFourBit. It seems pretty likely that Justin Vernon just wanted to cover this one because it meant he got to sing, “The country I… More »

By: 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. The Americanized version of the hit British show might be new to us, but then again, it’s not really new to us. Simon Cowell is the man responsible for putting… More »

By: 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 Los Angeles in support of his self-titled album. Other Lives kicked off the evening with their sprawling sound. More »

By: 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 her website. Edwards’s boyfriend, Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon, produced the song and sang minimal backing vocals on it, and it’ll appear on a new 7″ alongside another Vernon productio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Bon Iver’s “Beth/Rest,” Hold The Cheese

In our Premature Evaluation of Bon Iver’s self-titled second LP, we wrote that album closer “Beth/Rest” recalled Steve Winwood and Bruce Hornsby, and definitely pushed the “cheese” factor furthest. The track was, to say the least, something of a curveball. However, Bon Iver recently took to NPR to do a solo piano version, siphoning out… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 2, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Bon Iver Shits On MTV

Last night Justin Vernon watched MTV’s annual Video Music Awards and hated it as much as you did, so naturally indie’s hottest nu-mellow singer/songwriter had to get it off his chest and onto his blog… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 29, 2011 - 7:13 pm
1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 11