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Justin Vernon Composes Song for The Silver Lake Chorus

The Silver Lake Chorus will self-release “From The Snow Tipped Hills” b/w “Wreckage” on September 14. Premiering today at Pitchfork, “From The Snow Tipped Mountains” is a song written especially for the group by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, while “Wreckage” came from The New Pornographers’ AC Newman. Listen to the gorgeous recording below!

For those unfamiliar, The Silver Lake Chorus is a collective of 25 singers who rock indie music by way of choral arrangements. Based in Los Angeles, TSLC is led by artistic and music directors Sam Rader and Mikey Wells. You may know the group from the theme song for the SNL feature film MacGruber or their work on The Lonely Island and Akon’s single, “I Just Had Sex.”

Bon Iver Team Up with Spotify & Indaba for Contest, Enter Your ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’ Remixes


Bon Iver fans have we got the contest for you! Bon Iver, Spotify and Indaba Music team up to bring you the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project – a call-to-arms remix contest. Everyone now has the chance to leave their mark on any one of Bon Iver, Bon Iver‘s songs. Each song’s stems have been carefully documented and given inspirational place-names, and some songs even include previously unreleased parts that were cut from the album’s final mix.

All ten songs will have its own contest, giving you ten chances to win! The resulting remixes will be up for public voting and Bon Iver, with public voting results in hand, will decide the final winners. Those ten remixes will then be assembled as a complete album and released exclusively onSpotify for the world to hear. Not only will winners be placed on the album, but they will also receive $1,000 cash prize! Find out how to join in on the contest at bottom of post! Listen to a remix created by Bon Iver band member and Jagjaguwar artist S. Carey below!


How to participate in Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project:
1. Visit the Bon Iver, Bon Iver Stems Project remix page at Indaba Music.
1. Create a free Indaba Music membership.
2. Select a song(s) and download the stems.
3. Remixers will have from 08/01 to 08/29 to complete their remixes and upload them for consideration.
4. Voting begins on 08/30 through Bon Iver, Spotify, and Indaba Music‘s websites and social networks via Facebook (one vote per account).
5. Winners will be announced the around the third week of September, each earning a spot for their remix on the official Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project remix album on Spotify and a $1,000 cash prize.

Bon Iver Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Today we’re happy to announce new Bon Iver tour dates along the Eastern United States, including two additional dates in New York at Radio City Music Hall. Anais Mitchell will open for most of these shows.

Much has been said of Bon Iver’s transformation into a nine-person live band. The Miami New Times in a recent live review, captures the essence of this magic particularly well: “Often, live music is an attempt to approximate something captured in a studio. As exceptional as Bon Iver’s recordings are, Bon Iver in concert is an entirely different creature. By turns defiant and pliant, pained and triumphant, with Bon Iver, the songs are not merely live but living.” Check out the full list of tour dates below.

Last week saw the release of Bon Iver’s iTunes Session. Stream “Beth/Rest” HERE

Tour Dates:
09/12/12 Providence, RI- Providence Performing Arts Center
09/13/12 Boston, MA- Bank of America Pavilion
09/15/12 Columbia, MD- Merriweather Post Pavilion
09/16/12 Philadelphia, PA- Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/17/12 Cooperstown, NY- Ommegang Brewery
09/21/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
09/22/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall

See full list of tour dates HERE.

And We Have a Winner (or two)!!!

Last night, the inaugural Libera Awards took place at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge. Curated by the American Association of Independent Music, the awards ceremony is held to “recognize the growing support and market share for independent artists by celebrating the accomplishments of independent musicians and the independent labels and services that support them.” We’re honored to announce Jagjaguwar walked away with two Libbies: Record Label of the Year and Bon Iver won Independent Album of the Year! It’s been an exciting, if not overwhelming year for Jagjaguwar and we’re incredibly stoked for the future! Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

Bon Iver’s iTunes Session — Out Today!

Great news for all Bon Iver fans! Shortly after the release of Bon Iver’s Grammy-winning album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, the band stopped by East West Studios in West Hollywood to capture the vivid and powerful display that is Bon Iver. They spent the day putting the awe-inspiring, multi-layed dynamism of their live show to tape.

The seven timeless songs recorded that day have now been released and are available exclusively through iTunes. You can download Bon Iver’s iTunes Session HERE.

Stream “Beth/Rest” from the iTunes Session.

Bon Iver will head back out on tour this upcoming July! See full list of dates HERE.

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

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