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

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Bonny Light HorsemanBonny 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 collaborator Josh Kaufman. Together, they reimagine traditional folk songs and invent new ones, and they’ve already shared four tracks — their eponymous debut single, “Deep InMore »

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

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MemoriesSix 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, And Auto-Tune. And now he’s doing it again with the forthcoming Sorry You Couldn’t Make It, which finds him diving wholeheartedly into the country music of his youth. More »

Bon Iver Cancel Shows Amid Dance Troupe Harassment Claims

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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 harassment. More »

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

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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 with his 22nd studio album, Love, Loss, And Auto-Tune. As the title suggests, it found the singer embracing AutoTune and a more experimental production style, and he’s continuing … More »

Justin Vernon Tells Aaron Rodgers What “Holocene” Is About

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Aaron Rogers & Justin VernonJustin 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 projects. Aaron Rodgers, as most sports fans know, is the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and star of many State Farm commercials. Just before Bon Iver won the Grammy … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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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, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

What A Strange And Beautiful Beast Bon Iver Has Become

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Bon IverAbout 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 full Bon Jovi volume,” she instructed, before correcting herself: “Let’s go full Bon Iver volume.” The irony was thick, especially considering the soft, pretty music she immediately resumed performing. More »

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

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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 of each group — haven’t crossed paths too much over the years. Koenig recently had Vernon on his Beats 1 Time Crisis show and they started off their conversation by … More »

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Talks Kanye, Twitter, Therapy, & More With Zane Lowe

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Bon Iver’s latest album, i,i, is a couple weeks old now. Justin Vernon gave an interview about it right around the time that he decided to put the whole thing online a few weeks early — its physical release date is still at the end of the month — … More »

Justin Vernon Talks Kanye, John Mayer, i,i, & More In New Bon Iver Interview

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Bon IverBon Iver released their great new album i,i last week, and today the band is the subject of an in-depth feature at Pitchfork. A lot of interesting information made it into the piece: Justin Vernon describes the communal vibe he’s been trying to cultivate with the project, an attempt to both … More »