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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 workedMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 24, 2015

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… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 13, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015

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

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 i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015

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 letter… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 20, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / December 2, 2014

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

The Staves – “Open (Justin Vernon Remix)”

Justin Vernon's latest production project has been for English trio the Staves. It was reported back in December that he was recording their sophomore album, and last week the group released the Blood I Bled EP with some songs from those recording sessions. One of those songs is "Open," which has gotten another reworking… More »

By: James Rettig / October 30, 2014

Justin Vernon Is Starting His Own Music Festival

Justin Vernon is planning his own music festival. According to The Current, permits have now been approved for the Eaux Claires Music And Arts Festival, a new outdoor event that will take place in the Bon Iver singer's hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 17… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2014

Haley Bonar – “From A Cage” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

"From A Cage" is one of the songs on Haley Bonar's new Last War that features Justin Vernon as a guest vocalist. It's a simple, beautiful song, and now it has an equally simple, beautiful video by director Josh Quigley. It's not conceptually simple, though: The clip cuts between Bonar delivering a haunting performance i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 29, 2014

Inside Win Butler’s POP Vs. Jock III Celebrity Basketball Game And Afterparty

Who says indie rockers can't dominate on the basketball court? At yesterday's POP vs. Jock basketball game, played for the third year in a row at the POP Montreal festival, Arcade Fire's Win Butler and a group of musicians including his bandmate and brother Will, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and Nikolai Fraiture of The Stroke… More »

By: Greg Bouchard / September 21, 2014

Watch Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver Cover Phil Collins At Pop Vs. Jock

The annual Pop Vs. Jock celebrity basketball game went down today in Montreal as part of Pop Montreal festivities, and as promised, it featured some all-star halftime festivities involving covers of Phil Collins and the White Stripes. Correspondent Greg Bouchard (who also attended Steve Albini's cooking class the other day) passed o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2014

The Staves – “Blood I Bled” (Prod. Justin Vernon)

Justin Vernon always has his hands in a few different projects -- this year alone has seen the release of his Jason Feathers side project and a new Rosebuds album, which was recorded in his studio. Late last year, the Staves revealed that Vernon would be producing their sophomore album. "Blood I… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014

Stream Jason Feathers (Justin Vernon x Astronautalis x S. Carey) De Oro

Jason Feathers is really going all-in on the mystery band aspect of the project. Even though it's already been reported that it's a collaboration between Justin Vernon, Minneapolis-based rapper Astronautalis, S. Carey, and a few others, the official press release doesn't mention any of their involvement. Instead, they've all adopted monikers: Astronautalis is Creflo,… More »

By: James Rettig / August 11, 2014

Preview The Justin Vernon, S. Carey, & Astronautalis Collaboration Jason Feathers

At any given time, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has about 15 different musical projects going, and he's about to add another one to the list. This one is called Jason Feathers, and it's a trio with his sometime bandmate S. Carey and Astronautalis, a rapper from Minneapolis. There's been talk of this team-up for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2014
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