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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 without… More »

By: 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 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 rockskipper… More »

By: 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 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 there… More »

By: 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 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, the official Bon IverMore »

By: 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 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 of Bonnie Raitt’s “IMore »

By: 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 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 - 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 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-ups of hi… More »

By: 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 (etc.) homage not all of you loved. A day after visiting Colbert he returned to Fallon with Colin Stetson & Co. — to celebrate topping our Top 20 Albums OfMore »

By: 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 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 - 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. Justin Vernon spoke/joked with Colbert about “the Bon Iver legend,” the downward bird, and his reasoning for Minoring in Women’s Studies before performing Bon Iver’s “Calgary.” There’s also a web exclusive… More »

By: 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 (originally written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin) does not appear on the geographically inspired album of the year contender Bon Iver, Bon Iver, but is the b-side to it… More »

By: 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 few chillier tracks. You don’t want to hide out in the air conditioning forever, of course, so things move outdoors to a humid rooftop party just past the halfway mark. More »

By: 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:… More »

By: 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 in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such.” — won’t stave off… More »

By: 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 Raitt’s 1991 smash “I Can’t Make You Love Me” complete with a taste of 1989 via a “Nick Of Time” coda. Switching things up a bit for Late Night, he… More »

By: 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 interviewed Spencer Krug for a Progress Report years ago, he made a distinction between lyrics that worked in songs, and lyrics that worked in songs and “read well on the… More »

By: 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 his angelic falsetto. When he self-released For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007 he probably didn’t expect Peter Gabriel to cover “Flume” a couple years later. Or to have West sampling… More »

By: 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 Emma formula. But not too much has changed — the ghostly falsetto remains Bon Iver’s calling card. JV’s voice has also been unmistakable on recent collaborations (GAYNGS, Volcano Choir, MyMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 17, 2011 - 1:41 pm

Bon Iver – “Calgary”

Bon Iver’s first Bon Iver single is “Calgary,” the name of the Alberta city I’m (re)visiting on Thursday (and the birthplace of Tyler, The Creator critics Tegan & Sara). Guess it’s also this week’s unexpected soundtrack:… More »

By: brandon / May 16, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Bon Iver Announces Self-Titled New Album

Justin Vernon’s taking his Coachella/Kanye press bump to officially announce the release of his long awaited For Emma followup, slated for June 21st on Jagjaguwar. As we heard via the 50-second sample he released, Bon Iver stays liking harmonies and guitars, though for his ten-song self-titled new album we are promised an expanded palette which… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 20, 2011 - 11:02 am
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