Justin Vernon has been called a lot of things since he broke out as modern folk’s biggest star with Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, but “Gandalf” is a new one even for him. The Staves, an all-girl British trio whose music would fit very well into the fantasy-fueled setting of the Shire, discussed recording [...]
by Andrew Sacher Low City is the project of producer Abe Seiferth (who did the last Yeasayer record and is in Tippy Toes) and composer Jeremy Turner (who's worked with yMusic and others). The project also features guest performances from...
Sounds like: Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, Dustin Tebbutt Song: Raury - Fly (Ft. Malik Shakur) What's so good? Many of you might recognize Raury for his inclusion in our list of the 10 best folk songs of 2014 (the track in question: "God's Whisper"). Yesterday, the much-buzzed-about artist unleashed a new single to the world alongside Malik Shakur. Show More Summary
British folk trio and Bon Iver mastermind team up for a gorgeous new song.
The Staves are a trio of English sisters who make luminous, harmonically rich, folk-influenced music. Last year, Bon Iver main man Justin Vernon produced their Blood I Bleed EP, and now they’ve once again collaborated. This time, Vernon is producing a whole album for them. It’s called If I Was, and you can watch a [...]
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Beirut, Arcade Fire Song: iamLove - Pillar Of Salt What's so good? iamLove's new single "Pillar Of Salt" is drenched in indie pop autoharp greatness. The song starts off atmospherically refreshing and simple. The autoharp shines brightly as the choral vocals accompany the orchestration. Show More Summary
Photo: Justin Vernon @ Osheaga 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts) As discussed, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is curating a music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, WI called The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, which takes place...
A few months back, it was rumored that Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was bringing a music festival to his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Vernon has officially announced the festival today, which will be co-curated by the National’s Aaron Dessner. Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will take place next year on July 17-18. The [...]
"$50K for a verse, no album out!" Nicki Minaj spits in the middle of her Earth-shattering guest spot on Kanye West's "Monster." Think about that for a second: When the track, which also features Jay Z, Rick Ross and Bon Iver's Justin...Show More Summary
His style exudes just the right amount of lonely remoteness for a great night of reflection.
Bon Iver affiliate and Jason Feathers member (remember that?) S. Carey released a pretty great collection of folk-rock songs earlier this year with Range Of Light, and he’s following that up with a new EP made up of reworked songs from his first two albums, plus a Radiohead cover. All of the tracks were recorded [...]
Comprised of reworks culled from the Bon Iver member's two solo LPs.
Sounds like: Eskimo Eyes, Bon Iver, Ben Howard Song: Lontalius - Light Shines Through Dust What's so good? The end of the year often throws up a few tasty musical treats, and Lontalius is one I'm happy to devour. The solo project ofShow More Summary
Sounds like: Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, The National Song: Bjear - Cold What's so good? A few months ago, Indie Shuffle premiered the first single from Nordic-influenced folk collective Bjear. Today, I am stoked to be the first to share their...Show More Summary
William Ryan Fritch is only about two steps away from Justin Vernon on the family tree — he plays in Death Blues with Volcano Choir member Jon Mueller — and there are certainly echoes of Bon Iver in the songwriter and composer’s exquisite “Heavy,” particularly in the ghostly choral swells that ripples through the music’s [...]
Requested by Captain Radd • Compiled by Luke 01. alt-J - “Warm Foothills” (This Is All Yours) 02. Grizzly Bear - “All We Ask” (Veckatimest) 03. Bon Iver - “Towers” (Bon Iver) 04. Deerhunter - “Sailing” (Halcyon Digest) 05. The National - “Racing Like a Pro” (Boxer) 06. Show More Summary
Happy Halloween! Is your musician costume ready? Do you need a last-minute idea? If you have a Cubs jersey you can be Sad Jack White. Or you can go as Sia and have your back to everyone all night. Um … Sexy Bon Iver? Zombie Lana Del Rey? You = Mark Kozelek, your friend = [...]
Justin Vernon w/ Volcano Choir at Osheaga 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts) Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is already the leader of several bands and a contributor to even more, and now he's going to be curating his own music festival...
Justin Vernon, founder of Bon Iver, has announced he’ll be hosting his own music festival in his hometown, Eau Claire,… Read More
The Current reports that Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has passed through the final round of permit approval to make his Eaux Claire Music And Arts Festival official. The new event will take place in Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin...Show More Summary