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Lorde Covers Kanye West’s “Hold My Liquor”

Lorde may be new to the music scene internationally, but from the looks of the footage you’re about to see it seems she’s already well versed in the art of putting on a truly entertaining show. Taking the stage in her hometown in New Zealand for a headlining performance recently, Lorde debuted a live cover […]

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Bon Iver Will Return, According To… Bon Iver

In the wake of some over zealous blogs posting that Bon Iver was most likely over (we ourselves posted saying Justin Vernon was “unsure”), his label has posted that Bon Iver will return and pointed at several interviews pointing out the plan has always been for a long hiatus. From Jagjaguwar, both Bon Iver and […]

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Justin Vernon Unsure If He Will Return To Bon Iver

There’s no good way to say a headline that involves a statement full of doubt. In an interview with Triple J (as sourced by NME), Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon suggested he was nowhere near the headspace needed to write another Bon Iver record, and was unsure if he ever would be. The full quote is as […]

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LISTEN: Volcano Choir – “Comrade”

Experimental pop group Volcano Choir, led by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, have just put out their second single, “Comrade,” which you can listen to after the jump. “Comrade” is off their upcoming album, Repave, due September 3 in the US via Jagjaguwar. With only eight tracks total, it looks like it will either be short and to the point […]

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Volcano Choir Release Documentary Concerning New Album ‘Repave’

Volcano Choir, Justin Vernon’s experimental pet project that in recent years has blossomed into a full band, has released a documentary detailing the writing and recording of their upcoming full-length Repave, due out September 3 via Jagjaguwar. The video, directed by Dan Huiting, focuses on the more deliberate writing process of the outfit’s sophomore attempt, […]

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WATCH: Volcano Choir – “Byegone”

Experimental pop group Volcano Choir, led by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, have just released the video for their single, “Byegone.” The video, directed by Michinori Saigo, is pretty minimal. We’re talking light fixtures placed in a tree switching on in off and closeups of leaves. Apart from being pretty, it does work well with the […]

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STREAM: The Blind Boys of Alabama ft. Justin Vernon – “Every Grain Of Sand (Bob Dylan Cover)”

Much like Jay Z, it seems like Justin Vernon wants to get his hands in on just about everything. Apart from Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, P.O.S., Gayngs, The Shouting Matches, and Kanye West, Vernon has taken gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama under his folk arms by producing their new album, I’ll Find A Way, out October […]

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Volcano Choir Debuts New Single “Byegone”

Earlier today, Volcano Choir, the side-project of renowned Wisconsin musician and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, released “Byegone,” the first single off their upcoming album, Repave, due out September 3 via Jagjaguwar. This roller coaster of a track is propelled forward by Vernon’s signature baritone, which is supported by an undeniably catchy, almost prog-rock riff, […]

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Kanye West Previews ‘Yeezus’ In NYC, Has Justin Vernon & Chief Keef On Same Track

“I wanna explain something about the title Yeezus, simply put West was my slave name and Yeezus is my god name.” – Kanye West Now that Mac Miller and J. Cole have had their album leak online in advance of their June 18 release date, all eyes are now on Kanye West’s Yeezus and all […]

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Justin Vernon of Bon Iver Designs Guitar Made From Whiskey Barrels, Puts It Up For Auction

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver has designed a guitar made from the wood of Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey barrels. This unique guitar, called “The 1608”, was built by Gordy Bischoff, a luthier from Vernon’s home town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The guitar is up for auction on eBay to help benefit Eau Claire’s Confluence Project, which is […]

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Contrary To Blogular Belief, Bon Iver Is Not Going On Hiatus

Rumors began to spread earlier today that folk favorite Bon Iver would be stopping, or at least going on Hiatus, and we’re here to let you know that is simply not the case. For those unfamiliar with the story, fans and bloggers began their outcry when a new interview with Iver mastermind Justin Vernon on […]

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WATCH: Last Bon Iver Performance, Is This The End for Bon Iver?

EDIT: Contrary to Blogular Belief, Bon Iver is Not Going On Hiatus Justin Vernon of Bon Iver announced on Minnesota Public Radio station, 89.3 The Current’s Local Show, that it may be time to pull the plug on the band. According to City Pages, when asked what the band was up to these days, Vernon […]