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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… More »

By: brandon / June 21, 2011

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 19, 2011

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… More »

By: brandon / June 9, 2011

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

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

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… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2011

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… More »

By: jessica / May 19, 2011

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… More »

By: stereogum / May 18, 2011

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,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 17, 2011

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 20, 2011

50 Seconds Of Bon Iver Stuff You Haven’t Heard Before

Over at Bon Iver's homepage there is posted this video, which runs 50 seconds and features a closeup of a pretty piece of art set to a pretty piece of music. The music is, presumably, clipped from the forthcoming Bon Iver LP that's allegedly scheduled for a summer release. And for at least 50… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 14, 2011

Bon Iver LP2 Due In June

Today Rolling Stone shares some quotes and details from Justin Vernon regarding the second Bon Iver album. The debut For Emma came forever ago, in the time since Vernon's toured the world, recorded with Kanye, and maintained an impressively versatile beard at varying degrees of follicular volume. At time of publish we know the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 23, 2011

Kanye West @ Bowery Ballroom: Watch Clips, Hear Him Talk Taylor Swift, George Bush, The Media

A few hours ago Kanye wrapped up another day of owning the internet by performing at NYC's 550-person capacity Bowery Ballroom. The show was announced Tuesday morning, went on sale quickly thereafter, sold out in roughly 40 seconds. Later the Craigslist market would hover around $1200 per ticket. According to Twitter, Bowery piped i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2010

Watch “Island, IS” From Volcano Choir’s First Live Show

It was back in August '09 that we first heard "Island, IS" from Volcano Choir, the work of Wisconsin's Collections Of Colonies Of Bees and fellow statesman and longtime collaborator Justin Vernon. They made a video for that same song, but I was more curious what the band would look like i… More »

By: brandon / November 9, 2010

Bon Iver Stumps For Russ Feingold

Feingold's a big music fan, and he does a YouTube series of bands he loves (along with notes about where he's been traveling in his state). He recommended the music of Bon Iver for his first "Fein Tunes" podcast, saying "This guy went up to his dad's hunting camp, brought some Northern Exposure DVD… More »

By: jessica / November 2, 2010

Kanye West – “Runaway” Video

At long last here's the 35-minute short film Kanye briefly teased at the VMAs last month. The usual suspects -- Pusha T, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj (in a Brit accent), and Bon Iver -- make vocal assists, and allegedly 90% of this soundtrack will appear on the forthcoming LP. "Runaway" (written by Hype Williams and shot… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 23, 2010

Kanye West – “Lost In The World” (Feat. Bon Iver)

Kanye West track "Lost In The World" found its way to the internet. It's the one that samples Bon Iver's "Woods," and one of about 10 Justin Vernon says they worked on together ("Monster" is another one). You hear the bits of "Woods" (from Bon Iver's Blood Bank EP), at the start, before… More »

By: jessica / September 29, 2010

S. Carey – “Broken (Andrew Broder Remix)”

As Jessica mentioned when we posted "In The Dirt," Bon Iver drummer/pianist S. Carey has a solo album All We Grow. The collection shows he's capable of standing alone, sure, but here we get a small army remixing closer "Broken." Fog/Why?'s Andrew Broder took the lead, adding Jeremy Ylvisaker's guitar, Martin Dosh's drums,… More »

By: brandon / September 21, 2010

Kanye West – “Monster” (Feat. Bon Iver, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj)

Earlier this month Stereogum revealed that Yeezy flew Justin Vernon to a Hawaii studio for a few days to collaborate on ... something. Little did we know Kanye would invite Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj to the party. "Monster" is the second track from Watch The Throne, a five song collection announced today via… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 27, 2010
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