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 »

Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver i,i

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Bon Iver - i,iBon Iver only make classics. Throughout his decade-plus in the spotlight, Justin Vernon has been a prolific creator, a relentless collaborator, and a fearless explorer. He has generated music under many guises, in various configurations, with a diverse cross-section of people. His discography is wide and deep, and much of it is rewarding. But he … More »

We’ve Got A File On You: Bruce Hornsby

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Bruce-HornsbyWe’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. There are some legacy artists that exist in a funny place. They became famous off a couple hits once upon a time, they … More »

Preview Bon Iver’s First Arena Tour In Autumn Mini-Doc

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Justin Vernoni,i, captain! Bon Iver’s fourth album is dropping about a month from now, and they’re hosting listening parties in just a week (on 8/7 — happy birthday to me). This time around, the band is launching its first arena tour, and to get fans revved up for the occasion … More »

Bon Iver Announce New Album i,i — Hear “Faith” & “Jelmore”

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Bon-Iver-i-iJustin Vernon has been so omnipresent over the past decade-plus that it’s easy to forget that there have only been three proper Bon Iver albums. Soon, there will be four. Lately, Bon Iver has been teasing the announcement of a new LP, and last month, they shared two new songs, “Hey, Ma” and … More »