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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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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…
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…
Scott Lapatine | August 29, 2011 - 7:13 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2011 - 2:50 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | August 18, 2011 - 10:42 am

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…
Scott Lapatine | July 23, 2011 - 8:41 pm

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…
brandon | July 22, 2011 - 4:43 pm

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…
brandon | July 20, 2011 - 3:39 pm

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…
brandon | July 1, 2011 - 2:44 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | June 27, 2011 - 1:50 pm

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…
brandon | June 22, 2011 - 12:28 pm

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…
Stereogum | June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Bon Iver Visits Colbert

Last night The Colbert Report started the week-long concert series "Dr Pepper Presents StePhest Colbchella '011: Rock You Like a Thirst-icane" with Bon Iver. Justi…
brandon | June 21, 2011 - 9:50 am

Bon Iver – “I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick Of Time” (Studio Version)

Justin Vernon threw viewers a curveball on Fallon last month by performing a cover of "I Can't Make You Love Me." The Bonnie Raitt cover…
Scott Lapatine | June 19, 2011 - 7:41 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2011

June's started on a hot streak: It made sense to counter the sweat by opening this Monthly Mix of recent standout free MP3s with a…
brandon | June 9, 2011 - 10:25 am

Stream Bon Iver

Grab some tissues, maybe a Chicago 17 t-shirt, and take a listen to Justin Vernon's gorgeous Bon Iver in one sitting:…
brandon | June 9, 2011 - 9:53 am

Kanye West – “Monster” Video (Final Version)

The gang's all here: Yeezy, Rick, Jay, Harajuku Barbie, dead models hanging from chains… Yikes. The's clip's intro warning -- "The following content is i…
Scott Lapatine | June 5, 2011 - 9:15 pm

Bon Iver Debuts “I Can’t Make You Love Me” Cover On Fallon

Instead of performing "Calgary" on Jimmy Fallon last night, Bon Iver offered a modified version of that Bon Iver single's B-Side, the remake of Bonnie…
brandon | May 24, 2011 - 9:58 am

Bon Iver Lyrics Released

By now you’ve probably heard Bon Iver’s new, place-centered album Bon Iver. Now his label, Jagjaguwar, has posted the lyrics to the album. When I…
jessica | May 19, 2011 - 9:57 am

Bon Iver Premature Evaluation

From those three months alone in a Wisconsin cabin to sharing a stage with collaborator Kanye West, Justin Vernon's traveled far on the back of…
stereogum | May 18, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Download Bon Iver’s 10 Best Cover Songs

On "Calgary," Justin Vernon's vocals lay in a cloud of gloomy synths and anxious electric guitar tones, suggesting a sonic shift from the grainy For
Scott Lapatine | May 17, 2011 - 1:41 pm
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