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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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2011

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011

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

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 music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2011

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2011

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

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

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 Verno… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2011

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… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 2, 2011

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

Bon Iver x James Blake – “Fall Creek Boys Choir”

Earlier this hour BBC Radio played a brand-new track from the angel-voiced auteur connection of James Blake and Bon Iver. Immediately afterward, Blake posted it on YouTube, and we've got it for you below. Amazingly, the song manages to split the difference between Bon Iver's Bon Iver, Bon Iver and Blake's self-titled debut album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2011

Bon Iver – “Holocene” Video

Here's phase two in Bon Iver's somewhat unexpected but ultimately logical recent fixation on Icelandic things: From a recurring Björk live cover to making the video for this Bon Iver, Bon Iver standout a walkabout in her home land, here is the pretty, crystalline clip for "Holocene." Justin's not in it, but an adorable… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 18, 2011

Bon Iver Covers Björk

Yesterday was Bon Iver Day in Milwaukee and a couple of thousand folks in the city were lucky enough to celebrate with Justin Vernon himself at his band's tour kickoff at Riverside Theater. The set included the live debut of every song from his acclaimed new (age) LP2 -- save "Lisbon, OH" -- and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 23, 2011

Happy Bon Iver Day

To coincide with sold-out shows tonight and tomorrow at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater (and to honor Bon Iver's immensely popular record Bon Iver), the city's Mayor Tom Barrett proclaimed today (7/22) "Bon Iver Day." How are you celebrating? (Besides hugging your sputtering air-conditioner and weeping along to "Holocene.") Let us know. Also,… More »

By: brandon / July 22, 2011

Bon Iver “Holocene”/”Come Talk To Me” Details

Justin Vernon's releasing a second Bon Iver single. This time it's "Holocene" backed by a cover of Bon Iver fan Peter Gabriel's "Come Talk To Me," a song that was out initially as a limited-edition Record Store Day Offering. If you recall, the first Bon Iver single "Calgary" featured a cover… More »

By: brandon / July 20, 2011

Bon Iver Curating Pitchfork Fest Paris

The Pitchfork Music Festival's franchising: In addition to the usual July event in Chicago, there's now a second Parisian version of the festival taking place in October. Since his moniker's French, Justin Vernon's helping curate. So far Bon Iver's also confirmed to play, along with Jens Lekman, Wild Beasts, Kathleen Edwards, Cut Copy, and Pantha… More »

By: brandon / July 1, 2011

Watch Bon Iver Play “I Can’t Make You Love Me”/”Nick Of Time” In Studio

You saw Bon Iver debut this cover on Fallon last month and then heard a studio recording as the b-side to "Calgary" last week. Now here's a live take of Justin Vernon alone with his hat and piano performing the Bonnie Raitt classic(s). Budding Bruce Hornsbys will be pleased with all the close-u… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2011

Bon Iver Returns To Fallon With “Holocene”

When Justin Vernon appeared on Jimmy Fallon earlier this month he threw a curve ball called "I Can't Make You Love Me," the Bonnie Raitt (etc.) homage not all of you loved. A day after visiting Colbert he returned to Fallon with Colin Stetson & Co. -- to celebrate topping our TopMore »

By: brandon / June 22, 2011

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we're at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense to pause and take stock of the best albums of the year so far. There was some science behind the final tally: Each one of us made a list and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2011
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