Next summer, the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin will play host to the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, curated by hometown hero Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir) and The National’s Aaron Dessner. While the lineup won’t be announced until early 2015, you can purchase your tickets starting today at Noon CST from the venue website. Eaux Claires promises to be one of the most diverse and special festival lineups of the year, featuring performances and collaborations you won’t see at any other event in 2015.
A message from Justin-
After several years of touring and playing music festivals of all different types around the world, I wanted to put together an event that would honor what we love about this place—including an independent attitude and blaze orange caps—but also shine a light on less familiar and surprising elements that are already weaving themselves into our future.
Having this festival right in my backyard gives me and the guest artists a chance to share familiar work and new creations in a setting close to my heart and different than any other stage in the world. To create this event within view of the Chippewa River—the very river that defines this place—makes it all the more meaningful.
We’re fortunate, because the Chippewa Valley already has a history of great music festivals. Everyone—the city, the county, and the Country Jam folks—has been very supportive. They’re helping us take it beyond music into a celebration of film, art, and things still in the works … just walking around the place is going to be an experience. - Justin Vernon
Today S. Carey grants us another preview of his upcoming album, Range of Light, with the song “Crown the Pines” via The A.V. Club premiere. Listen to the beauty above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud channels. If you want the song today for download, pre-order the new album on iTunes and you’ll get both “Fire-scene” and “Crown the Pines” instantly.
Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes. A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Lastly the new album is available via Amazon and your local record store.
4/03 | Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
4/05 | Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
4/06 | Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
4/07 | Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain *
4/09 | New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *
4/10 | Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
4/11 | Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic *
4/12 | Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
4/13 | Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
4/14 | Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
4/16 | New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
4/17 | Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
4/18 | Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
4/19 | Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
4/21 | Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot *
4/22 | Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club *
4/23 | Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/24 | Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi *
4/25 | Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
5/16 | Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
5/17 | Manchester, UK @ Royal Northern College of Music
5/18 | Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
5/19 | Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
5/21 | Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
5/22 | London, UK @ Village Underground
5/23 | Brussels, BE @ Le Gran Salon at Les Nuits
5/24 | Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
5/26 | Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
5/27 | Oslo, NO @ John Dee
5/28 | Copenhagen, DK @ Vega (Small Hall)
5/30 | Berlin, DE @ Lido
5/31 | Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival
6/01 | Luxembourg, LU @ EXIT07
6/03 | Paris, France @ Le Point Ephémère
* w/ White Hinterland
Filmed mostly in and around Spokane, Washington, the video for “Fire-scene” by director Joe Baughman looks to further intoxicate the mind with the intended imagery already created by S. Carey in the song. We see virtually untouched snow covered landscapes and sprawling mountains, the hustle of workers in the industrial backdrop of Spokane, and more to compliment S. Carey’s ethereal music. Watch the video above our on our YouTube channel here.
Some thoughts on the video from the director:
“Working with S. Carey to conceptualize how “Fire-scene” would look as a visible medium was one of the least difficult things I’ve done. The carefully crafted song is, with audio alone, full of magnificent images. My task was to take the images that were right in front of me and transfer them into something anybody with sight could view.
The most important aspect of this video is the location: Eastern Washington, specifically Spokane, WA and its surrounding area. I also filmed some of it in Indiana (where I’m from).
Even though there were innumerable possibilities at the editing table, it seemed to piece itself together very nicely. The video, without spoiling the freedom of interpretation, has so many natural juxtapositions of tone, color, shape, and space that I was easily able to make it suggest what I wanted it to suggest and more. The beauty of a song and video like “Fire-scene” is that the interpretations are endless and heavily reliant upon the viewer’s own thoughts and experience, thus exceeding the suggestions of the musician and the director”
Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes, and comes with an instant-grat download of “Fire-scene.” A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Others can also find the new album available via Amazon and your local record store.
Click read more to get album artwork, the track list, and tour dates starting in Iowa on release week in April with newly announced European tour dates in May.
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Justin Vernon [Volcano Choir, Bon Iver] joined The Roots this past Friday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and they group performed a special version of “Holocene” from Bon Iver’s 2011 self-titled album. You can watch the performance above or here on Late Night’s site. If you missed it, watch Volcano Choir play Late Night back in the fall right here.
Beth/Rest by Bon Iver
Towers by Bon Iver
Holocene by Bon Iver
Calgary by Bon Iver
Wolves by Bon Iver
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