Iggy Pop Says Mitski Is The Most Advanced American Songwriter He Knows

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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 »

Watch Bon Iver And Moses Sumney Cover Sade At Bonnaroo

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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 »

Swamp Dogg – “I’ll Pretend” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video

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Swamp-Dogg-Ill-Pretend-videoSwamp 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 Williams, Jr. started out as a fairly traditional ’60s soul singer and songwriter, but he came into his own when he became a wild, expressive showman, developing a whole outsider … More »

Justin Vernon & The Dessner Brothers Explain Their New “Publishing Platform” PEOPLE

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The Dessner BrothersBon 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 PEOPLE. Yesterday, the site went live, dumping tons of new music online featuring Vernon and the Dessners plus Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers, and more. And today a new feature … More »

Bon Iver’s Manager Kyle Frenette Withdraws From Congressional Race

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Bon Iver’s manager Kyle Frenette has withdrawn his candidacy to represent Wisconsin’s 7th district in Congress, he announced on Friday. In a statement posted to his website and on social media, he cited personal reasons for backing out. “I didn’t get into this race because I wanted to be a politician but because … More »

Barclay Crenshaw blesses Coachella with beat-heavy Bon Iver renegade cut, releases it as free DL

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Self-proclaimed bass daddyBarclay Crenshaw, the extraterrestrial-steeped hip-hop alter-ego of Claude VonStroke, closed out Coachella‘s Gobi Tent on the first weekend’s final night.

In what can only be described as an over-the-top delivery of high frequencies and off-kilter, bass-driven meanderings, Crenshaw was in top form. Though much of his background is in jungle and drum-n-bass, Crenshaw still infuses his musical pursuits with pieces of his earliest musical fascination — hip-hop. Appropriately, he’s imbued his love for the genre on a new rework of Bon Iver‘s “715 – CRΣΣKS,” off the group’s electronic-tinged album,  22, A Million.

A highlight in his sets over the last four months, Crenshaw’s Bon Iver cut now sees its official renegade release, as both a nod to the artist and an amplified testament to Bon Iver’s electronic production potential — may that someday see that light of day.

Download it here

Photo Credit: Get Tiny Photography

 

Outside Lands reveals The Weeknd, ODESZA, DJ Snake, Jamie xx & more atop 2018 bill

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Outside Lands has revealed the 2018 lineup for its 11th installment in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park August 10-12.

Following a fervent 2017 edition of Gorillaz, The Who, and Metallica headlining, 2018 boasts a hefty onslaught of acts, and although the headliners see earlier appearances in the festival season  — The Weeknd at Coachella and Janet Jackson at both Panorama and FYF Fest  — the lineup remains rife with talent and excitement.

The Weeknd is set to perform, where he’s likely to play out his recent slew of new material which features the aid of Nicolas Jaar, Daft Punk‘s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Gesaffelstein. Both Florence + The Machine and Janet Jackson front the bill with performances that will be nothing less than excellent and the lineup also promises a plethora of beloved dance acts. From ODESZA, Chromeo, and Claptone, to DJ Snake, Jamie xx, Tycho, CHVRCHES, James Blake, Gryffin, Lauv, and Whethan, Outside Lands is a music lover’s oeuvre in its late-summer installment.

More information and tickets, which are available starting at 10 a.m. PST April 5, can be found here.

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Watch Bon Iver Debut New Music With Tu Dance

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Ahead of his upcoming music-food-yoga retreat that is somehow a real thing, Bon Iver performed two shows over the weekend with the Minnesota contemporary dance company Tu Dance, where he debuted new material. Justin Veron’s “work-in-progress score” soundtracked the two-night event at MASS MoCa in North Adams, MA. One of the … More »

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Hosting Overnight Musical & Culinary Experience At His Hotel

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Justin Vernon and his Bon Iver bandmate S. Carey have announced something called “Lock Inn,” an exclusive overnight musical and culinary experience held at Vernon’s boutique Oxbow Hotel in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. More »

Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing “Flume” With Bon Iver

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Phoebe Bridgers is already pals with Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst, and it seems she’s added Justin Vernon to that list. Bon Iver just finished up an eight-night residency at London’s Eventim Apollo last night, and after opening the show, Brooklyn Vegan reports that Bridgers also joined the band onstage to sing “Flume.” … More »