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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE // Justin Vernon Announces Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival July 17-18, 2015 In Collaboration With The National’s Aaron Dessner, Presale Tickets On Sale Now

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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

EP ANNOUNCE // S. Carey Shares Supermoon EP, Listen to ‘Neverending Fountain (Alt. Version)’ Via Pitchfork, Living Room Dates In February

Merry Early Christmas! Today, we’re stoked to announce the newest release from S. CareySupermoon EP, out February 17, 2015 via Jagjaguwar. The EP offers re-imagined versions of the Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter and Bon Iver-multi-instrumentalist’s two full-lengths, 2010′s All We Grow and 2014′s Range of Light, alongside the title track new song and a cover of Radiohead’s “Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was”. Pitchfork premiered a first taste of the EP today with “Neverending Fountain (Alt. Version)”, originally found on Range of Light. As an added bonus, an instant grat download of the song comes when you pre-order the EP on iTunes or via Secretly Canadian Distribution. Listen to the track above or on our SoundCloud page + pre-order the EP via iTunes, Amazon, or SC Distribution.

S. Carey will showcase the stripped-down artistry of the Supermoon EP through a series of intimate living room shows this February. Full dates are below.

S. CAREY LIVING ROOM SHOWS
(Tickets at: http://bit.ly/scareylrtix)
Feb. 5 – Des Moines, IA
Feb. 6 – St. Louis, MO
Feb. 7 – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 8 – Tulsa, OK
Feb. 9 – Denton, TX
Feb. 10 – Austin, TX
Feb. 13 – Tucson, AZ
Feb. 14 – Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 15 – San Diego, CA
Feb. 16 – Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 19 – San Francisco, CA
Feb. 20 – Chico, CA
Feb. 21 – Portland, OR
Feb. 22 – Seattle, WA
Feb. 23 – Bellingham, WA
Feb. 24 – Victoria, BC
Feb. 25 – Vancouver, BC

LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten Performs Four Live Tracks For ‘Spotify Sessions’

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Looking for some more tracks to add to your ‘Tryptophan Mixtape ’14′? Plan ahead for when that warm, fuzzy feeling starts kicking in with these four new live tracks from Sharon Van Etten. Recorded at the Spotify offices in New York, Sharon shares tracks “Tarifa”, “Every Time The Sun Comes Up”, and “Afraid Of Nothing” from 2014′s Are We There, in addition to “Tornado” from her debut LP Because I Was In Love. Listen via Spotify or below.

Sharon has a few dates left in Europe before picking things back up in February with shows in Japan, Australia, and Mexico. Full dates + ticket links after the jump.

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Justin Vernon Pairs with Hometown Luthier to Create a Custom Bushmills Whiskey Barrel Guitar, Proceeds to Benefit Charity

Justin Vernon has teamed up with his hometown friend and master luthier Gordy Bischoff to develop “The 1608″ – a custom baritone guitar made with original white oak wood from Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrels. It’s all for Bushmills’ Since Way Back program, which pairs artists with other artisans and businesses to develop unique pieces that reflect each of their passions. Justin and Gordy tell you more about this special endeavor in the video above.

“The goal is to put art back on the map in Eau Claire. Far too many artists from this area have had to leave because what we want to do with our lives just isn’t possible here. That’s what the Confluence Project is: to build a center that can be a nucleus for art here in Eau Claire.”Justin Vernon

Starting today until November 22, “The 1608″ will be auctioned off via ebay. Proceeds will benefit The Confluence Project, which intends to construct a new Community Arts Center at the confluence of Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers in Eau Claire, WI. Bid on “The 1608″ guitar.

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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