"Kanye feels like a director, and I don’t think everything he’s saying in the songs is actually him saying it every time. It’s like a movie, or a concept. On ‘I’m in It’, he’s talking about a bunch of really violently and stunningly visual sex shit, but it’s not like he’s saying stuff like that to his friends 24 hours a day. I mean, sitting around the studio, we all have intelligent conversations about the state of women in the world— I wouldn’t say we had a conversation about feminism, necessarily, but we’re sensitive to it."

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon (as well as six other Yeezus collaborators) talks to us about the making of Kanye West’s new LP in our latest feature story.



Watch the characteristically tripped-out and troubling (and space-themed) video for the Flaming Lips’ 2012 collaboration with Bon Iver, "Ashes in the Air".

Watch the characteristically tripped-out and troubling (and space-themed) video for the Flaming Lips’ 2012 collaboration with Bon Iver, "Ashes in the Air".




Watch Bon Iver's full 97-minute show from Radio City Music Hall last week in glorious high quality.





boniverotica:

This morning, after our passionate and tender lovemaking, Bon Iver brought me fresh-brewed coffee in a mug he’d carved out of the branch of a tree that fell in the wind. I sipped it while he hummed and assembled his ice-fishing gear.

boniverotica:

This morning, after our passionate and tender lovemaking, Bon Iver brought me fresh-brewed coffee in a mug he’d carved out of the branch of a tree that fell in the wind. I sipped it while he hummed and assembled his ice-fishing gear.








nprmusic:

On dueling grand pianos, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and drummer Sean Carey work through stripped-down versions of ”Hinnom, TX,” “Wash.,” and “Beth/Rest” from Bon Iver, “Babys” from the Blood Bank EP, and the single “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”



Best New Artist.

"We wanted to play our music, but we were told that we couldn’t play. We had to do a collaboration with someone else. And we just felt like it was such a large stage. We’re getting nominated for this record that we made… and all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that. We kind of said ‘fuck you’ a little bit and they sort of acted like they wanted us to play, but I don’t think they wanted us to play."

— Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon on why his band is not performing at the Grammys.

(Source: billboard.biz)



Bon Iver’s Bon Iver, #1 on our Top 50 Albums of 2011.

Bon Iver’s Bon Iver, #1 on our Top 50 Albums of 2011.




The secret to Bon Iver’s rise over the last couple years? Feel-good workouts! Apparently!

(Source: thedailyswarm.com)



Kanye West [ft. Bon Iver] - Lost In the World



Kanye West and Bon Iver will vie for a whole bunch of Grammys at next year’s ceremony.




Click to check out James Blake and Bon Iver’s collaborative track, “Fall Creek Boys Choir”.




Bon Iver: ”Holocene” [Director: Nabil Elderkin]

(Source: 12thoctave)