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Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don’t need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate in the angry anxiety. If, however, you somehow need a break in between Yeezus sessions, or if you’re one of those weird and virtuous people who waits until it’s legal… More »

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

Tonight, as anyone who’s been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut. The Americanized version of the hit British show might be new to us, but then again, it’s not really new to us. Simon Cowell is the man responsible for putting… More »

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Bon Iver – “Haven, Mass”

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner are organizing the second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin this…
Peter Helman | February 8, 2016 - 10:38 pm
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Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup Cassette Teases Justin Vernon With James Blake, Bruce Hornsby, National & Arcade Fire Members, More

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner are bringing the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival back to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for its…
Peter Helman | February 6, 2016 - 4:33 pm
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Doe Paoro – “The Wind” Video

"The Wind" is one of many excellent songs on last year's Doe Paoro album After, and today it gets an intriguing animated video by Jack…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2016 - 1:54 pm

Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, tUnE-yArDs, Neko Case Contribute Songs To New Mavis Staples LP

All-time-great singer Mavis Staples is releasing a new album next month, Livin' On A High Note, a follow-up to last year's Your Good Fortune EP.
James Rettig | January 7, 2016 - 1:13 pm
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Justin Vernon: Kendrick Lamar Is The Most Important Musician Alive, Peanut M&M’s The Most Important Snack

Apparel company Billy Reid invited Justin Vernon and celebrity chef Ashley Christensen to participate in their Fan Club series, "wherein we invite chef and musician…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2016 - 1:18 pm
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Justin Vernon Joined By Bruce Hornsby On The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute

The National have been planning a Grateful Dead tribute compilation for years now, and next year, it'll finally be out in the world. We already…
Peter Helman | December 3, 2015 - 8:46 pm
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Bon Iver Announce 2016 Tour (In Asia, But It’s A Start)

Bon Iver played their first show since 2012 at frontman Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival this summer. Even though they debuted two new songs during…
Peter Helman | November 17, 2015 - 8:42 pm
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Watch The Silver Lake Chorus’ Video For Justin Vernon-Penned “From The Snow Tipped Hills”

When Justin Vernon is not writing music for Bon Iver or joining Kanye West on stage at Glastonbury or pursuing sundry other endeavors, he pens…
Cady Siregar | October 26, 2015 - 11:18 am

Eaux Claires Festival Announces 2016 Dates

Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner held the first Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Wisconsin this past summer, and it must have…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:35 am
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Phil Cook – “Ain’t It Sweet”

Phil Cook's new solo album is so good it'll make you forget all about Megafaun. Okay, well maybe you shouldn't forget about Megafaun, because they're…
Caitlin White | September 1, 2015 - 11:59 am
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Kanye West And Justin Vernon Will Appear On James Blake’s Radio Silence

James Blake's highly anticipated third album is going to be called Radio Silence, and he's already pretty heavily implied that Kanye West and Bon Iver's…
Peter Helman | July 21, 2015 - 7:03 pm
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Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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The National Perform With Sufjan Stevens And Justin Vernon, Cover The Grateful Dead At Eaux Claires

Yesterday was the first day of the inaugural Eaux Claires festival, a small occasion in rural Wisconsin dreamt up and brought to life by Justin…
Ryan Leas | July 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm
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Justin Vernon Has No Bon Iver Plans, Regrets Bushmills Ad

Justin Vernon's inaugural Eaux Claires Festival would seem like a perfect place to kick off another era of Bon Iver. Vernon's been active with side…
James Rettig | July 8, 2015 - 12:35 pm
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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…
Peter Helman | June 28, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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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…
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 7:09 pm
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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.
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 11:47 am
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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…
Caitlin White | June 16, 2015 - 5:31 pm
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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
Grace Birnstengel | June 8, 2015 - 11:00 am
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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…
Caitlin White | May 20, 2015 - 3:04 pm
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