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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

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

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

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

PEOPLE Collective Launches Website With Tons Of New Music From Justin Vernon, The Dessner Brothers, & More

PEOPLE is an artist collective where Justin Vernon and the Dessner brothers serve as the ringleaders. There's a festival component, which takes place in Berlin…
James Rettig | June 5, 2018 - 5:59 pm

Hear Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner’s Theme For New World Cup Podcast

Are you ready for some fútbol? The World Cup kicks off 6/14 in Russia, sadly without the United States men's national team, who failed to…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2018 - 9:45 am
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