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Watch Justin Vernon Also Join The Staves At Glastonbury

Justin Vernon wasn’t officially scheduled to perform at Glastonbury, but he made a surprise appearance at Kanye’s climactic headlining set yesterday. And while he was there, he also found the time to join his old friends the Staves. Vernon recorded and produced the UK sister trio’s lovely LP If I Was at his mythical Wisconsi… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 28, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Watch Kanye’s Full Glastonbury Set, Feat. Justin Vernon, A Stage Crasher, & “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Like much of what Kanye West does, his headlining set at Glastonbury was already a huge fucking deal before it even happened. Over 134,000 British fans signed a rockist/racist petition to “Cancel Kanye West’s headline slot and get a rock band,” and after Kanye’s (literally) explosive set at the BRIT Awards — which ITV had… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 7:09 pm

Justin Vernon Shares His Field Journal For Eaux Claires Fest

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner are kicking off their inaugural Eaux Claires Festival on 7/17 and 7/18 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The National and Bon Iver are both headlining, of course, along with Spoon and Sufjan Stevens. The Tallest Man On Earth, Hiss Golden Messenger, and 34 other artists will also… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 11:47 am

Justin Vernon Isn’t A Fan Of Apple Music

The recent launch of Apple Music has garnered a divisive reaction from the music industry at large. Similar to the response when Tidal launched, many musicians are questioning whether artists will be appropriately compensated in the onset of the streaming era. Justin Vernon has joined the ranks of skeptics today, mourning the years when Apple… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 16, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Phil Cook – “Great Tide” (Stereogum Premiere)

You may recognize the name Phil Cook from his sideman gigs in Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger or his collaborations with Justin Vernon in Gayngs and DeYarmond Edison. Cook’s been lurking on the fringes of the South’s experimental folk-rock renaissance, but he’s more than just a backing musician. His full-length solo debut, Southland Mission, dro… More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / June 8, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch Justin Vernon Discuss His Eaux Claires Festival On Minneapolis Local News

It’s always funny when an indie internet star like Bon Iver crosses over to the local news, and here he is in a glowing interview from local Minnesota channel Kare 11. The subject, of course, is Vernon’s inaugural Eaux Claires festival in July. Kare’s anchor is beyond stoked that Vernon stayed in Eau Claire, Wisconsi… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 20, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Watch Justin Vernon Cover Spoon’s “Inside Out” In Eau Claire

Justin Vernon’s inaugural Eaux Claires Festival will happen in his home state of Wisconsin in a few months. They just sold out of their Chippewa Enhanced Passes, their version of VIP, and are currently hyping ticket sales for the regular two-day passes. And what better way to build up excitement than to release a video… More »

By: James Rettig / April 17, 2015 - 12:11 pm

The Staves – “Make It Holy” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Staves officially release their sophomore album If I Was today in the U.S., and it’s one of my absolute favorite albums to come out this year. The Stavely-Taylor sisters worked extensively with Justin Vernon on the record, and he even contributed to a few songs on the album, including “Make It Holy.” UK’s LoveLive… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 31, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Stream The Staves If I Was (Stereogum Premiere)

If I Was is an album about coming undone and all the possibilities that pass before your eyes while you’re unraveling. It’s the second full-length album from the Staves, a trio of English sisters whose voices caught the ear of Justin Vernon. The Bon Iver founder not only produced their album but also worked withMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 24, 2015 - 11:31 am

Watch Justin Vernon Join The Staves In London

Justin Vernon produced, If I Was, the second album from British female folk trio the Staves, but it seems like the working relationship between Vernon and the the three Stavely-Taylor sisters keeps expanding. Previously, the band released a mini-doc about creating the album with Vernon, and now footage has surfaced of Vernon joining them last… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 13, 2015 - 11:44 am

Hear Indie Folk Supergroup Sounds Of The South Play “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” From MusicNOW – 10 Years Comp

For the past decade, the National’s Bryce Dessner has been helping to put together Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival, which regularly features acts from the National’s orbit doing one-off collaborations. A new compilation called MusicNOW – 10 Years collects live recordings from past years, and it features big indie stars like Robin Pecknold, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival Reveals Full Lineup Feat. Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Spoon

The lineup for Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires festival is here, and as you might expect, it’s both charming and formidable. Bon Iver will headline — their first live performance since November 2012 — alongside the National, Sufjan Stevens, and Spoon. Vernon’s fellow folk-rockers the Tallest Man on Earth, Sam Amidon, and Hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2015 - 8:57 am

Watch Another Creepy Trailer For Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival

A few days ago Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner and their fairly extensive collective of musical friends and collaborators began rolling out the lineup for their inaugural Eaux Claires festival. Included in the materials were two mysterious videos of scrambled vocal samples and VCR-addled colors. Today, a third has been released, continuing in the same spoken-word… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Bon Iver’s Eaux Claires Fest Announces Lineup Via Letters To Early Ticket Holders

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires Festival has started announcing artists that will appear on its inaugural lineup. People who ordered presale tickets will receive a letter in the mail announcing one of the participating artists. The letter says that three-quarters of the artists will be revealed this way. Some of these letters have… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The Staves Describe Living And Working With Their “Gandalf,” Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon has been called a lot of things since he broke out as modern folk’s biggest star with Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, but “Gandalf” is a new one even for him. The Staves, an all-girl British trio whose music would fit very well into the fantasy-fueled setting of the Shire, discussed recording… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 27, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Aero Flynn – “Dk/Pi”

Break out the Justin Vernon family tree! Aero Flynn is the project of Josh Scott, a musician whose old band Amateur Love shared members with Vernon’s old band, DeYarmond Edison, more than a decade ago. (Specifically, the two bands shared future Megafaun members Brad and Phil Cook and Peter Wolf Crier’s Brian Moen.) Scott i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 20, 2015 - 4:29 pm

The Staves – “Steady”

The Staves are a trio of English sisters who make luminous, harmonically rich, folk-influenced music. Last year, Bon Iver main man Justin Vernon produced their Blood I Bleed EP, and now they’ve once again collaborated. This time, Vernon is producing a whole album for them. It’s called If I Was, and you can watch a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Justin Vernon Officially Announces His Eaux Claires Music Festival

A few months back, it was rumored that Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was bringing a music festival to his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Vernon has officially announced the festival today, which will be co-curated by the National’s Aaron Dessner. Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will take place next year on July 17-18. The… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014 - 11:09 am

Kathleen Edwards Talks Giving Up Music To Open A Café

Earlier this year, pretty successful singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards announced that she was taking a break from music. Since then, she’s opened up a coffee shop in a suburb of Ottawa, Canada, and a new article from The Toronto Star checked up on Edwards to see how she (and her café) was doing. “I’m an excellent… More »

By: James Rettig / December 2, 2014 - 7:52 pm

Watch A Short Documentary On The Staves & Justin Vernon’s If I Was

English trio the Staves’ Justin Vernon-produced sophomore record will be out next year, and the band has shared a short documentary that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process. The video was filmed on location at Vernon’s Eau Claire-based April Base Studios, where the album was recorded. “I became familiar with the Staves from… More »

By: James Rettig / November 5, 2014 - 10:24 am
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