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The Anniversary

Blood Bank Turns 10

Let’s kick things off with a bold statement: Blood Bank is arguably the most consequential EP of the 2000s. Arriving a year and a half…
Stephen Deusner | January 18, 2019 - 9:45 am

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

More Justin Vernon stories

Eaux Claires Festival Skipping Next Year, Say They’ll Return In 2020

Eaux Claires -- the Wisconsin music festival put together by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner -- has announced that they won't…
James Rettig | December 11, 2018 - 11:50 am

Watch Big Red Machine Play “Gratitude” On Colbert

In 2009, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner teamed up on a track called "Big Red Machine" off of the Red Hot…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2018 - 10:04 am

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
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