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Bon Iver Will Return This Summer

In the four years since Bon Iver exited the spotlight, many fans have wondered if the critically adored folk group would ever bless the world with another release. It’s a fear and worry that started when — in an interview with Australia’s Triple J radio while promoting his Volcano Choir album — group mastermind Justin […]

Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, The Replacements, Nas, The Roots to Headline Boston Calling in Fall

Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and […]

Drew Caruso’s ‘Best of 2013’ In Music

As the year ends, I find myself shuffling through the albums I have accrued over the past months. Each album an experience, an insight gained, a lens changed, I have continually found myself lost in the art that encapsulated the sonic apotheosis of this past year. The experiences captured within these sounds provide themselves as […]

REVIEW: Volcano Choir – ‘Repave’

Artist: Volcano Choir Album: Repave Genre: Indie Post-rock Label: Jagjaguwar Justin Vernon is a man of many talents, many bands, and many snarky comments. When it was announced that Volcano Choir, one of his earlier projects, would be coming out with a new record, it almost seemed out of boredom. Had he tired of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volcano Choir Stream ‘Repave’

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon may not be known for releasing much material with his flagship group, but in 2013 he has made one hell of an effort to put out more new material than any other single year in his entire career. Now, two weeks ahead of its street date, the sometimes quiet songwriter has […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]