With the release of their expansive new album 22, A Million, Bon Iver brought the album to life this year, including a gigantic 9-show run in New York. After playing shows at Pioneer Works, Hammerstein Ballroom. The Capitol Theatre and Kings Theatre, on December 14, Justin Vernon and Bon Iver gave New Yorkers the most intimate experience yet at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Bon Iver is at the point where they could conceivably play somewhere like Madison Square Garden. The stage setup for this tour was apparently well suited for all the big rooms and theatres that they took over during their NYC residency, but if it’s possible Music Hall of Williamsburg was almost too small for them. They were able to use their projections, but the effect wasn’t quite the same. Read the rest of this entry »
Although Bon Iver are taking a break from performing, they have released a new song called “Heavenly Father” that appears on the soundtrack of Zach Braff’s new film, Wish I Was Here. The film was released today, but the song itself has been out for a little bit.
Any new music from Bon Iver is always a treat, and “Heavenly Father” is no different. It’s a magic journey that features all the emotional qualities that you’ve come to expect from the wizard that is Justin Vernon.
“Tiff” is a sensual new song from Minneapolis’ Poliça. They created a real sexy atmosphere that is not to be undone in anyway. It also helps that they got Justin Vernon of Bon Iver to lay down some vocals, only adding to the songs’ undeniably sexy nature. This is freaking great. Truly one of my favorite songs of 2013 so far. Am I alone?
The Gaslight Anthem covered Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” for their new EP Hold You Up, which their releasing as a 10″ vinyl special for Record Store Day. It’s an interesting cover, as it’s Gaslight covering Bon Iver, but it works in it’s own weird way. Try it out:
Bon IverÂ teamed up withÂ That Flaming Lips for the Lips’ Record Store Day release, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. They got together to record a weird psychedelic song called “Ashes In The Air.” Imagine Bon Iver vocals put to work with the minds of Wayne Coyne and the rest of the Lips. Exactly.
A man with an epic beard traveling through land and sea seems to fit within the world of a Bon Iver video, no? Well that’s what happens in the music video for “Towers”. Let’s hope we can all carry on strong at old age like this guy does.
By Will Oliver, December 9th 2011 — with 2 comments
Yesterday The National performed two new songs live for Torontoâ€™s CBC Radio show Q, at the Glenn Gould Studio. Footage has arrived of them performing their High Violet album closer, “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks” live with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.
This is a performance that will make you look at the song from a whole new light. It’s spectacular. Having Justin Vernon on your side is always an added bonus. You want that dude on your team.
Yesterday I shared the video for Bon Iver’s “Hinnom, TX”. Now that the deluxe edition of Bon Iver is released, Bon Iver has made all of the videos from the album available to watch on their youtube page.
Get started with the always fantastic “Holocene”, posted below. The beautiful footage is example of what each video has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Will Oliver, November 28th 2011 — with 1 comment
Tomorrow Bon Iver are releasing a deluxe version of their fantastic new album Bon Iver. It comes with a video that is set to accompany each track. Time premiered the video for “Hinnom, TX”, and it’s a beauty. The visuals go along so well with the music. This release isn’t extra, it’s a necessity.