Watch Justin Vernon and the Roots Slow-Jam Bon Iver’s ‘Holocene’

Bon Iver Justin Vernon Roots 'Holocene' Fallon web exclusive

With Jimmy Fallon’s stint as the host of Late Night ending February 7, it’s no surprise that he’ll have a number of pals stopping by for random guest spots. Last week, Justin Vernon — fresh off a series of dates with Volcano Choir — hit up the show’s New York studio to sit in with house band the Roots, his longtime pals. About a third of the way into the show, they performed a reworking of the Bon Iver song “Woods” from 2009’s Blood Bank EP and, in a web-only clilp that surfaced today, took a spin on the hit single “Holocene” from 2011’s Bon Iver. Stretching to nearly five minutes, this rendition adds a mellow funk backing track, with Vernon and the group indulging in some extended yet subtle instrumental breaks. Check it out above.

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