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Bon Iver’s 22, A Million Listening Party Was a Boombox Playing a Cassette

Bon Iver's excellent new album, 22, A Million, is out today. For the press tour, Justin Vernon went old school—he staged a press conference to detail…
Jeremy Gordon / September 30, 2016

Review: Bon Iver Transcends Indie Icon Status on 22, A Million

Halfway through Obama’s first presidency, the mainstream tilted in such a way it seemed that indie music--that long-beloved genre of fops and sensitives--was actually and authentically…
Jeremy Gordon / September 29, 2016

Former Bushmills Brand Ambassador Bon Iver Wishes Beyoncé Wouldn’t Sell Out

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, who usually seems like a pretty affable guy, got a little feisty complaining about corporate money in music during a recent interview with the…
Anna Gaca / September 25, 2016

Stream Francis and the Lights’s New Album Farewell, Starlite!

Last month, Francis and the Lights performed a live debut of new album Farewell, Starlite! to close out Eaux Claires, the music festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin…
Anna Gaca / September 24, 2016

Watch Bon Iver Debut “8 (Circle)” on Fallon

Bon Iver appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, where the group debuted "8 (Circle)," one of the chiller and more conservatively titled tracks…
Anna Gaca / September 15, 2016

Bon Iver Share Another New Electronic Song, ’33 “God”‘

Justin Vernon's eponymous sophomore album as Bon Iver came out five years ago, so the thirst for the upcoming 22, A Million on September 30…
Dan Weiss / August 29, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

Eaux Claires 2016: Still Waters Run Deep

This past weekend marked the second annual edition of Eaux Claires, the festival Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon organizes in partnership with the National’s Aaron Dessner…
Anna Gaca / August 15, 2016

Bon Iver Debuted Their New Album ’22, A Million’ Live at Eaux Claires Festival

Friday night, Bon Iver performed their new album, 22, A Million, at Eaux Claires, the hometown festival created and curated by bandleader Justin Vernon. Million…
Anna Gaca / August 13, 2016

Bon Iver Share Two New Songs, Announce Third Album ’22, A Million’

Bon Iver have finally announced their third album. The new LP is called 22, A Million and will be released on September 30 via Jagjaguwar. Recorded…
Kyle McGovern / August 13, 2016

Bon Iver Will Reportedly Debut Their New Album Live on Friday

Bon Iver haven't released an album since their acclaimed 2011 project. That should change this Friday: According to Pitchfork, the indie group is expected to premiere…
Brian Josephs / August 9, 2016

Are Bon Iver Teasing New Music?

Because nothing is ever straightforward anymore, Bon Iver posted a cryptic video on Facebook today. (Actually, it was a livestream video of a video being played…
Anna Gaca / July 22, 2016

Francis and the Lights, Kanye West, and Bon Iver Film a Dance Sequence in ‘Friends’ Video

Francis and the Lights remains an enigma even after landing features on Drake's Thank Me Later and, more recently, Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book. He also apparently…
Brian Josephs / July 7, 2016

James Blake Finds Beauty Within Darkness in ‘I Need a Forest Fire’ Video

Last week's cloudy weather came soundtracked by James Blake's surprise-released The Colour in Anything. "I Need a Forest Fire," the sublime collaboration with Bon Iver, is the first track…
Brian Josephs / May 10, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Radiohead, James Blake, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from California scuzz-punks, U.K. electro-rock mainstays, and more.
SPIN Staff / May 6, 2016

Surprise: James Blake’s New Album ‘The Colour in Anything’ Comes Out Tonight

Update: There's a third new James Blake song out there. It's called "My Willing Heart" and you can find it here. Update 2: Find album…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2016

Bon Iver Release Rare B-Side, ‘Haven, Mass,’ to Eaux Claires Ticketholders

Update: The Eaux Claires / DEUX mixtape has been uploaded to SoundCloud, according to Kyle Matteson. Listen to the tape's A- and B-sides below. …
Harley Brown / February 9, 2016

Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and yMusic Cover Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Love More’

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, along with frequent collaborators and instrumental outfit yMusic, have joined quiet, introspective forces…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

Mavis Staples Launches ‘Livin’ on a High Note’ Album Cycle With a New Single

Mavis Staples has had a career both longer and also more storied than most others, and the 76-year-old living legend shows no signs of stopping,…
Brennan Carley / January 7, 2016

Lizzo Awakens With Booming New Single ‘Humanize’

After spending the top of 2015 opening for Sleater-Kinney's most recent U.S. tour, the Minneapolis-based hip-hop star Lizzo has announced her sophomore album, Big GRRL Small World. Due out on December…
Meilyn Huq / October 13, 2015
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