Eminem recently surprise dropped his Kamikaze project which left everyone from day one fans to pop culture perusers in a frenzy. One track from the veteran rapper’s latest LP that remains perhaps the most controversial note from the record is “Fall” featuring Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who took to Twitter to state he was not a fan of the record’s message.
Was not in the studio for the Eminem track… came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will. Not a fan of the message, it’s tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn’t do it. Thanks for listening to BRM https://t.co/E0wmt732ty
Now Marshall Mathers has unleashed the official music video for “Fall.” Released via Aftermath Records, the five-minute clip is dark and intense, with Shady tackling the demons that come constant social media attention and lashing online opinions. The new noir feature represents the track’s aesthetic accurately, further pushing Eminem’s polarizing new record into the spotlight.
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 — and the ability to talk and write about those tastes with searing precision. He’s one of our great songwriters, and the Mountain Goats don’t really do that many covers, … More »
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 Everything, which is out today, is an offering of “gratitude and support for all that inspires us.” It’s a covers record that features seven tracks originally by Bon Iver, Santigold, … More »
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 by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series that features choreography by Uri Sands set to new music composed by Justin Vernon. More »
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 Dessner, Bradley Cook, JT Bates, Gordi, Julien Baker, Richard Reed Parry, Ben Lanz, and Kyle Resnick — new material from their joint Big Red Machine project. More »
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 much more. One of the projects available on the service was Big Red Machine, the collaboration between Vernon and Aaron Dessner. Four new Big Red Machine songs were available … More »
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 And Strings. The idea behind the album was that Dessner was composing for chordsticks, a hybrid instrument that basically amounts to an electric guitar played like a hammer … More »
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 called PEOPLE — he has an album in the works with Bryce — and he appeared on Swamp Dogg’s recent song “I’ll Pretend.” Last … More »
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 the most advanced American songwriter that I know,” he says of Mitski. “If it’s not her, maybe I would say Justin Vernon, the Bon Iver guy. But this young woman … More »
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 of the song at Bonnaroo. Sumney was one of several guests Justin Vernon performed with at the festival. He played two sets on 6/9 and used the later one … More »