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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

Interview

“I Can’t Make You Love Me”: A 25th Anniversary Oral History

The year Bonnie Raitt turned 40, she became a pop star.
Ryan Leas | October 27, 2016 - 11:34 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million

The last album was supposed to be the weird one. After unexpectedly blowing the fuck up and selling a half-million copies of his isolationist spectral-folk…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:24 pm

More Justin Vernon stories

Eminem – “Fall” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video

The most surprising thing about Kamikaze, the surprise album that Eminem released on Friday, might be the involvement of Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon, who…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2018 - 1:39 pm

Justin Vernon Distances Himself From Eminem Collaboration: “We Are Gonna Kill This Track”

Eminem released the surprise album Kamikaze last night. On the LP, he takes shots at everyone from Lil Yachty to Machine Gun Kelly to Joe…
Peter Helman | August 31, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Stream Eminem’s Surprise New Album Kamikaze

Eminem has released a surprise new album called Kamikaze. Earlier tonight, the Detroit rapper teased his involvement with Marvel’s upcoming Venom film, and the song…
Rob Arcand / Spin | August 31, 2018 - 12:30 am

Stream Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Debut Album As Big Red Machine

In the early 1970s, the Cincinnati Reds put together one of the greatest runs in baseball history. They went to the World Series four times…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2018 - 12:00 am

Justin Vernon – “Agasteen”

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has a new album out this Friday, his collaboration with the National's Aaron Dessner under the name Big Red Machine. He's…
Chris DeVille | August 29, 2018 - 1:52 pm

Big Red Machine – “Deep Green” & “I Won’t Run From It”

Almost a full decade ago, there was a compilation called Dark Was The Night that featured a host of the era's defining indie artists. It…
Ryan Leas | August 9, 2018 - 10:04 am

Swamp Dogg – “Answer Me, My Love”

The great cult soul singer Swamp Dogg is 75 years old, and he's still pushing his music out into strange new places. On his new…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2018 - 1:53 pm

Justin Vernon & Phil Cook – “Ate Up All Thier Cake”

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has shared a draft of a song he co-wrote with Phil Cook, who plays alongside Vernon in Shouting Matches and is…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 18, 2018 - 10:14 am

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Announce Debut Album

In 2008, Aaron Dessner (of the National) sent Justin Vernon (of Bon Inver) a rough outline of a song called "Big Red Machine." A decade…
Sara Nuta | July 12, 2018 - 3:54 pm

Sounds Like Eaux Claires’ Surprise Lineup Experiment Didn’t Go So Well

Eaux Claires, the Wisconsin music and arts festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, went down over the weekend with…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2018 - 11:29 am

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

Watch Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Full Big Red Machine Set At Eaux Claires

Way back in 2009, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner teamed up on "Big Red Machine," a track off of the great…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2018 - 12:57 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
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