Posts Tagged ‘Bon Iver’

15 Indie Rockers Who Would Probably Make Great Rappers

Between indie rock and hip-hop, only a handful of collaborations or crossovers have sprung up over the years that you could point to as important moments in music. However, there has always been a mutual respect... Read more »

The First Tweets of Haim, Grimes, Bon Iver, Lorde, and Others

So, you can now find out the first tweet of anyone. Just go here, type in their Twitter handle, and boom. We’ve stalked the first tweets of some of our favorite tweeters, and some are pretty... Read more »

Watch Justin Vernon Give a Tour of His Hometown

The Midwest’s profound impact on Justin Vernon’s music, specifically his work as Bon Iver, has been well documented. Red Wing Shoes got Vernon to give a tour of his hometown Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a beautifully... Read more »

Video: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and The Roots Perform “Holocene”

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon recently appeared as musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and performed “Woods” from the collective’s Blood Bank EP. As a bonus, Fallon has shared their performance as “Holocene” as a... Read more »

A Year’s Worth of Music Recommendations Based On Artists You Already Like

In 2013, we got tired of getting music recommendations from computers. "If you like 2Pac, then you should listen to...." No, stop it. Maybe one day, computers will be able to "understand" music and automate music... Read more »

This Is What Bon Iver’s “For Emma, Forever Ago” Cover Could Have Looked Like

Daniel Murphy, who designs album artwork for the labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian, recently shared a number of alternate but eventually unused covers that he worked on via his Instagram. These include art for Foxygen, Phosphorescent, Night... Read more »

For Santa, Forever Ago: Artists We Actually Want To Make Christmas Albums

Sure, some Christmas songs are classics, but on the whole, Christmas music sucks. Maybe it's because you so closely associate it with long, awkward family dinners stuck between your Aunt who smells of brussels sprouts and... Read more »

10 Perfect Albums That Never Went Platinum

Britney, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, even Vanilla Ice. We're used to mass-produced, mass-marketed pop music dominating record sales and stacking up platinum certifications in the process, but happily, there are a also a lot of great... Read more »

Justin Vernon, Backwards Superstar

To the fans of Bon Iver: the end is just the beginning.When news broke that Justin Vernon was taking an indefinite hiatus from his Bon Iver project, the fact that he had already been working with... Read more »

The Best Performances From La Blogothèque’s Take Away Shows

Inspired by a film that he saw, French filmmaker Vincent Moon (real name: Mathieu Saura) came up with La Blogothèque's Take Away Shows in 2006, a web series that would feature artists like Arcade Fire and... Read more »

If You Like Bon Iver, You Might Like Charles Manson

“If you like X, then you’ll like Y,” is a blunt yet effective tool in the fight to spread great music. We engage in it from time to time, both on the internet and in person, and... Read more »

Times Autotune Was Actually Awesome

There was once a time—a time that may still be running its course—that Auto-Tune was, to keep things honest, a joke. It's radio's safety net, squeaky clean and heartless. It is the pitch-corrector that took over... Read more »

Watch Justin Vernon Perform Two Songs With The National In Austin

Austin City Limits wrapped up its first of two weekends last Sunday, and the night before The National took the stage at Zilker Park they treated their fans not only to an intimate performance at local... Read more »

Band Names You Don’t Know How To Pronounce (and How To Pronounce Them Correctly)

Bands are running out of name ideas. All the obvious ones are taken, so bands are forced to get creative. They're leaving out letters, adding extra letters, including out-of-place symbols and numbers, and choosing foreign or... Read more »

If the New Volcano Choir Album Was by Bon Iver, Everyone Would be Talking About How Good It Is

Looking at the band names alone, Bon Iver and Volcano Choir are worlds, and seasons, apart. The name Bon Iver serves as a constant reminder of how singer and multi-instrumentalist Justin Vernon came to be alone—a... Read more »