Pop vs Jock 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo) Arcade Fire singer Win Butler's annual charity basketball game, Pop vs Jock, will go down in conjunction with Pop Montreal once again this year. The game takes place on September 20 at...
Win Butler never met a Canadian celebrity basketball game he didn’t want to take part in, and next month, he’ll share the court with some fellow indie rock heavy hitters at this year’s Pop Vs. Jock charity game. The game is an annual part of the Pop Montreal festival, and both Win and Will Butler [...]
Birdy‘s “Skinny Love” has certainly provided the songstress some extended mileage. Although her Bon Iver cover first surfaced nearly three years ago, the singer-songwriter has only continued to see success from the track, unveiling a brand new video for the tune as recently as January. Now, Switzerland-based producer Sebastian Carter‘s breathed new life into the... More »
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Active Child, MTNS Song: Cambio Sun - Weight of the World What's so good? Cambio Sun is the solo project of Sydney's Charlie Tait (the talented youngster also forms one half of instrumental duo Lusinth). His debut...Show More Summary
Pallbearer don’t sound like Black Sabbath. Or they do, sort of, but only to the extent that early Low sounds like a Phil Spector girl group, or that second-album Bon Iver sounds like Bruce Hornsby. The influence is there, clearly audible, underpinning everything Pallbearer do. But it’s all filtered through waves upon waves of oceanic [...]
In 2012, Minneapolis rapper Astronautalis talked about a collaboration he was recording with Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon. Two years later, it appears we are hearing the fruits of their partnership wrapped in a mysterious package. May we present you Jason Feathers, whose debut album, De Oro, premiered on Pitchfork this... More »
We recently mentioned that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon formed yet another band, Jason Feathers, with his Bon Iver bandmate S. Carey and rapper Astronautalis. (Though apparently they're all using mysterious psuedonyms.) Their debut album, De Oro, comes out digitally...
Jason Feathers' debut LP, De Oro, also features Bon Iver's S. Carey and GAYNGS mastermind Ryan Olson.
Volcano Choir at Osheaga 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts) Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, The Shouting Matches, Gayngs, and a prominent collaborator of Kanye West, Anais Mitchell, The Rosebuds and plenty more now has yet another project. He's...
At any given time, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has about 15 different musical projects going, and he’s about to add another one to the list. This one is called Jason Feathers, and it’s a trio with his sometime bandmate S. Carey and Astronautalis, a rapper from Minneapolis. There’s been talk of this team-up for a [...]
Sounds like: Half Moon Run, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Bon Iver Song: Brolly - Wolfe What's so good? Back in August 2013, I became very excited about American four-piece Brolly. Their track "Hollow Home Rd" was a serene, humbling folk...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Band of Horses, Delta Spirit Song: The Shouting Matches - Seven Sisters What's so good? Since a new Bon Iver song appeared recently, interest is again rising for everything Justin Vernon related. It seems appropriate, then, to revisit some of Vernon's lesser known gems. Show More Summary
On Sand + Silence, the forthcoming sixth album from the North Carolina indie duo the Rosebuds, the band teamed up with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who co-produced the album and also added guitars and synths. I’m pretty sure you can also hear Vernon’s voice deep in the mix on “Esse Quam Videri,” the latest song [...]
From the band's forthcoming sixth album Read more articles like "mp3: The Rosebuds, “Blue Eyes” (Feat. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver)" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp are feeling summer. The core of the jangling, soaring indie-pop band The Rosebuds have a new album titled Sand + Silence on the way, and it’s every bit as wistful yet upbeat as that sounds. “Blues Eyes” is...Show More Summary
Last night, Sharon Van Etten and her band played the Minneapolis venue First Avenue. And when encore time came around, she had a special guest: Bon Iver frontman and occasional Minneapolis resident Justin Vernon, SVE’s Jagjaguwar labelmate, who sang “Love More” and “Every Time The Sun Comes Up” with Van Etten. “Every Time The Sun [...]
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Stornoway, Sigur Ros Song: Sea Stacks - Brutal Concrete / Scottish Wilderness What's so good? London-based band Sea Stacks are self-defined as "orchestral indie," and would much rather give you tracks layered with...Show More Summary
Last week, we learned Zach Braff got Bon Iver to come out of hiatus to record a new song for Wish I Was Here by playing him a rough cut of the movie. It appears that was Braff's go-to move, as he did the same thing for Coldplay's Chris Martin... More »
The perennially heartbroken Justin Vernon and his band go minimal once again, this time with a dash of electronica. Heavenly Father is from the soundtrack of Wish I Was Here, the Kickstarter-funded comedy directed by Zach Braff.
Because his music undergoes such frequent remixing, and he’s had high-profile collaborations with the likes of Kanye West as recently… Read More