For the past year or so, musical genius Chilly Gonzales has been hosting a video series called Pop Music Masterclass for German radio station WDR 1Live where he deconstructs popular songs from artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Daft Punk, and looks at the musical theory behind why their tracks work, and compares them to […]
Elliot Moss sounds like the love child of Bon Iver and James Blake, so if you’re into either of those artists, you shouldn’t hesitate to check out his album Highspeeds. Maybe that’s an obvious comparison, but it’s accurate af, and you know it. Moss’ voice hovers over his crystalline production like flotsam, and David Svedosh’s […]
Bon Iver ended a three year absence from the stage with a showstopping performance at the inaugural Eaux Claires Festival—the festival curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner—back in July. As you may have heard, the band played two new songs during the... Continue reading
Justin Vernon's band's first performance in three years, captured in full.
The young British songwriter Birdy gained a following when her beautifully solemn interpretations of songs by Phoenix and Bon Iver impressed fans worldwide, but her songwriting chops should not go unnoticed. The 20-year-old pianist with a voice as rich as molasses is preparing to release her new album of originals... More »
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Soak, The xx Song: Wolf Prize - Come Home What's so good? Shoutout to Stereogum for helping me stumble upon this absolute gem. "Come Home" is the majestic and emotive second release from L.A. trio Wolf Prize. Tori...Show More Summary
In a new interview with Esquire, James Blake disclosed that Kanye West and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon will be featured on his forthcoming LP, Radio Silence. …Read More
Having witnessed him performing the title track at Latitude Festival last weekend, we can’t wait.
The inaugural Eaux Claires Music Festival in Wisconsin this past weekend was one of my favorite music festivals I have ever been to. I went because of the absolutely ridiculous lineup, hand-curated by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), and was floored by the community spirit, constant collaboration of musicians I love, […]
James Blake’s highly anticipated third album is going to be called Radio Silence, and he’s already pretty heavily implied that Kanye West and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon would appear on the album. Now, as Pitchfork points out, Blake has confirmed the collaborations in a recent interview with Esquire: “I can confirm that they’re on it. […]
Earlier this year, James Blake announced that his new LP would be called Radio Silence. He also alluded to the possibility that Kanye West and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon would appear on the album. In a new interview with Esquire (via Reddit),...Show More Summary
Photos by Jentri Colello “There’s a lot of uncertainty about how to live in… these times,” Justin Vernon, he of Bon Iver fame, said toward the end of a triumphant set closing the inaugural edition of his new summer festival, Eaux Claires. Show More Summary
Last weekend, at the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, the new music festival directed by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner, Bon Iver took the stage on Saturday to deliver a headlining performance. During their set, the band played two new... Continue reading
Monday, July 20 Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell @ The Tabernacle Genre: Folk, Indie, Acoustic Sounds like: Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Band of Horses Tickets are $35 – $42.50. Doors open at 7pm. Find Tickets Here! Emily King @ Vinyl Genre: Neo-Soul, R&B, Soul Sounds like: Goapele, Chrisette Michele, Alice Smith Tickets are $20. […]
Earlier this month, Justin Vernon sparked panic in Bon Iver worshipers everywhere with his comments to Grantland about the band's possibly nonexistent future. "As far as putting a record together, I don’t really know what’s happening," he tried to explain. "Our show is our main focus... We don’t have... More »
Photo by D.L. Anderson, courtesy of Jagjaguwar Records Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon and National writer/player/producer Aaron Dessner's inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival is underway in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,...Show More Summary
For the past few years, the most pressing question regarding Justin Vernon’s lauded side project, Bon Iver, has been whether or not the band actually exists anymore. Since 2011, when the group released its self-titled second album, Vernon...Show More Summary
There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of the buffet-table approach to live music. Then you have your smaller, more idiosyncratic ones. Bonnaroo or Coachella have a certain character and ethos, a certain vibe attached to the places […]
Despite mixed signals over the future of the band, Justin Vernon treated the audience to new music.