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Aaron Dessner On His New Song With Michael Stipe And That Whole Antifa Debacle

Aaron Dessner is always working on a ton of music. Quarantine has been no different. Recently, he's had a couple projects germinating -- one of…
Ryan Leas | June 11, 2020 - 12:23 pm

Sounding Board

Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered,…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm


The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

More Justin Vernon stories

Gayngs – “Appeayl 2 U”

Gayngs is an amorphous rock band that was founded by Ryan Olson and whose members include Justin Vernon and many other artists primarily from the…
James Rettig | May 14, 2020 - 8:37 pm

Naeem – “Simulation” (Feat. Swamp Dogg & Justin Vernon)

One of the best songs on Bon Iver's i,i, "Naeem," was named for one of the many artists in the orbit of Justin Vernon's 37d03d…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2020 - 10:06 am

Watch Bon Iver Debut New Song “Things Behind Things Behind Things” During Bernie Sanders’ Coronavirus Crisis Livestream

Bernie Sanders hosted a livestream tonight to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and his priorities for the next relief package. And Soccer Mommy and Bon Iver's…
Peter Helman | April 4, 2020 - 9:09 pm

Swamp Dogg – “Good, Better, Best” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

Next month, Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams Jr.) is releasing a new album, Sorry You Couldn't Make It, the follow-up to 2018's career reinvention…
James Rettig | February 13, 2020 - 11:22 pm

Watch Bon Iver Cover Bob Dylan At Bernie Sanders’ Caucus Concert In Iowa

Musicians love Bernie Sanders. Cardi B filmed a campaign video with Bernie last year. Jack White played a Bernie rally a few months ago. The…
Peter Helman | January 31, 2020 - 11:46 pm

Bonny Light Horseman – “Bright Morning Stars” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

Bonny Light Horseman is the new supergroup made up of Hadestown creator Anaïs Mitchell, Fruit Bats leader Eric D. Johnson, and Craig Finn/Josh Ritter/the National…
Peter Helman | January 22, 2020 - 10:51 am

Swamp Dogg – “Memories” (Feat. John Prine & Justin Vernon)

Six decades into his career, outsider soul legend Swamp Dogg is still taking risks. He reinvented himself with his last studio album, 2018's Love, Loss,
Peter Helman | January 16, 2020 - 10:21 am

Bon Iver Cancel Shows Amid Dance Troupe Harassment Claims

Bon Iver have cancelled a series of performances with the Minneapolis dance company TU Dance after the company’s co-founder Uri Sands was accused of sexual…
Tosten Burks / SPIN | January 3, 2020 - 2:58 pm

Swamp Dogg – “Sleeping Without You Is A Dragg” (Feat. Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, & Channy Leaneagh)

Jerry Williams Jr. has been putting out outsider soul albums as Swamp Dogg consistently since the '70s. Last year, he underwent a reinvention of sorts…
James Rettig | December 13, 2019 - 9:42 am

Justin Vernon Tells Aaron Rodgers What “Holocene” Is About

Justin Vernon, as most music-blog readers know, is an Eau Claire-based musician at the center of Bon Iver and a bass boat full of other…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2019 - 5:50 pm

Concert Review

What A Strange And Beautiful Beast Bon Iver Has Become

About halfway through her opening set Tuesday, Leslie Feist requested a "people check" from the Schottenstein Center crowd shrouded in darkness before her. "Let's go…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2019 - 4:55 pm

Ezra Koenig & Justin Vernon Talk Playing Beer Pong Together, Touring Hardships On Time Crisis

Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver entered the indie rock A-list around the same time, but apparently Ezra Koenig and Justin Vernon -- the respective leaders…
James Rettig | October 6, 2019 - 5:55 pm
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