We have no news about Radio Silence, James Blake’s upcoming follow-up to Overgrown, rumored to feature Kanye West and Bon Iver, but we do have this ghostly and reverent cover of “The Sounds of Silence” from Blake. Continue reading
Have you ever heard of a more pensive scene than Blake and Bon Iver listening silently in a studio to "The Sound of Silence," probably with both hands pressed together and held to their chins?
James Blake and Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) shared their interpretation of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sounds of Silence” on Blake’s BBC 1 Residency Show yesterday. The track — which Blake dedicated to a friend who died last year — was the second collaboration the two have released, the first being “The Fall Creek Boys’ Choir.” …Read More
James Blake returned to BBC Radio 1’s Residency tonight, and he was joined on air by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, as Pitchfork points out. The two chatted about a number of topics, and Blake closed out the show by playing a new cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence,” which he dedicated […]
James Blake Photo by Tom Spray; Justin Vernon Photo by Natalie Kardos James Blake returned for a BBC Radio 1 Residency this evening, and was joined by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. The two discussed the possibility of bringing Blake and his 1-800-Dinosaur crew to perform at Vernon's hometown music festival, Eaux Claires. Show More Summary
(PG-13) Hopsin thinks there’s something worse than poorly written rap songs: the ones where there are barely any words in them. Watch him poop on Young Thug, Future and the other Bon Ivers of hip hop in this skit from his album Pound Syndrome.
Requested by flick webb • Compiled by a stranger Itsalrightit’s a l r i g h t, i t ’ s alright Dim warm fog solace, tonight 01. Bon Iver – “Towers” (Bon Iver) 02. Small Black – “Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix)” (Small Black / Washed Out - EP) 03. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley, James Vincent McMorrow Song: Matt Corby - Monday What's so good? Everybody STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING because Matt Corby has finally released a new song! The Australian musician and singer is one of those...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver Song: Bay Ledges - Off You What's so good? My favorite thing to do these days is trawl SoundCloud for hours on end to find amazing, unknown musicians. It was on such a foray that I stumbled...Show More Summary
Father John Misty must not think much of Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift fandom. Josh Tillman (who’s Father John Misty the same way Justin Vernon is Bon Iver) has released two Taylor Swift covers of his own, only they’re done in the style of Ryan Adams by way of the Velvet Underground. Show More Summary
Phil Cook of Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger will release his debut solo album Southland Mission on September 11. Today, he's shared a track called "Ain't It Sweet", which features Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on backing harmonies. Listen to it above, via The Line of Best Fit. Cook and Vernon have played together in DeYarmond Edison and the Shouting Matches.
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, […]