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The Anniversary

For Emma, Forever Ago Turns 10

There may be no more mythic origin story in all of indie rock than the tale of Justin Vernon decamping to his father's hunting cabin…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2017 - 2:23 pm

2016 In Review

In A Tumultuous 2016, Sampled Music Showed History Repeating

The first time I heard "Be Yourself," I couldn't help but laugh because of the haunting sentiment that an older maternal figure was commanding me…
Margaret Farrell | December 19, 2016 - 10:35 am

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

More Bon Iver stories

The Mountain Goats – “Blood Bank” (Bon Iver Cover)

The Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle is a man with fascinating musical tastes -- he's really into death metal and Amy Grant and Dionne Warwick…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2018 - 10:05 am

Third Eye Blind – “Blood Bank” (Bon Iver Cover)

Third Eye Blind just wanna say thank you for the music. (Sorry for the ABBA reference). But seriously, the legacy rockers' newest EP Thanks For
Gil Green | August 24, 2018 - 12:01 am

Watch Bon Iver Perform 3 New Songs From TU Dance Collaboration

For the past few months, Bon Iver has been collaborating with contemporary dance troupe TU Dance on something called Come Through, a full-evening work commissioned…
Peter Helman | July 13, 2018 - 4:36 pm

Watch Justin Vernon, Moses Sumney, & Francis And The Lights Cover “I Shall Be Released” At Eaux Claires

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires music festival kicked off on Friday in Vernon's hometown, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The two performed — alongside Bryce…
Julia Gray | July 8, 2018 - 3:14 pm

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Now On Spotify & Apple Music

Last month, the PEOPLE collective launched a new website as a repository for unreleased music from the likes of Justin Vernon, the Dessner brothers, and…
James Rettig | July 6, 2018 - 9:59 am

Bryce Dessner, Sō Percussion, Justin Vernon, & S. Carey – “Music For Wood & Strings (Translucent Remake)”

Three years ago, Bryce Dessner, the multi-instrumentalist from the National who's always working on avant-garde side projects, composed a whole album called Music For Wood
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 9:19 am

Watch Justin Vernon Perform With Dead & Co In Wisconsin

It's been a collaborative summer for Justin Vernon. He's been working with the National’s twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner on a collectivist music platform…
Julia Gray | June 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And The National’s Bryce Dessner To Release Collaborative Album This Summer

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National co-founder and composer Bryce Dessner are preparing to release a record together under the moniker Big Red Machine.
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | June 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm

Iggy Pop Says Mitski Is The Most Advanced American Songwriter He Knows

Iggy Pop gave Mitski and Justin Vernon his seal of approval today on his BBC 6 show. "She’s a great talent. For me she’s probably…
Julia Gray | June 13, 2018 - 6:44 pm

Watch Bon Iver And Moses Sumney Cover Sade At Bonnaroo

Sade's "By Your Side" is still having a moment as evidenced by the fact that Bon Iver invited Moses Sumney onstage to sing a cover…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 13, 2018 - 4:20 pm

Swamp Dogg – “I’ll Pretend” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video

Swamp Dogg is a gutbucket-soul legend, an artist who pushed his genre as far as it would go in the '70s. The man born Jerry…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2018 - 10:31 am

Justin Vernon & The Dessner Brothers Explain Their New “Publishing Platform” PEOPLE

Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and the National's twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner are among the founders of a new collectivist music platform called…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Bon Iver’s Manager Kyle Frenette Withdraws From Congressional Race

Bon Iver's manager Kyle Frenette has withdrawn his candidacy to represent Wisconsin's 7th district in Congress, he announced on Friday. In a statement…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | May 25, 2018 - 4:54 pm

Watch Bon Iver Debut New Music With Tu Dance

Ahead of his upcoming music-food-yoga retreat that is somehow a real thing, Bon Iver performed two shows over the weekend with the Minnesota contemporary dance…
Julia Gray | March 25, 2018 - 11:12 am

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Hosting Overnight Musical & Culinary Experience At His Hotel

Justin Vernon and his Bon Iver bandmate S. Carey have announced something called "Lock Inn," an exclusive overnight musical and culinary experience held at Vernon's…
Peter Helman | March 8, 2018 - 8:49 pm
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