Watch Bon Iver Perform 3 New Songs From TU Dance Collaboration

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Bon IverFor 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 »

Watch Justin Vernon, Moses Sumney, & Francis And The Lights Cover “I Shall Be Released” At Eaux Claires

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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 »

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Now On Spotify & Apple Music

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Big Red Machine Justin Vernon Aaron DessnerLast 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 »

Bryce Dessner, Sō Percussion, Justin Vernon, & S. Carey – “Music For Wood & Strings (Translucent Remake)”

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Bryce-DessnerThree 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 »

Watch Justin Vernon Perform With Dead & Co In Wisconsin

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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 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 »