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Bon Iver Releases New Video, Announces Show with Feist

Bon Iver – Towers (Official Music Video) from Bon Iver on Vimeo.

Bon Iver brings us a brilliant new music video for “Towers,” a single off of their Grammy winning album, Bon Iver. Directed by filmmaker Nabil Elderkin, who you’ll recognize as the director for “Holocene,” the video follows one man through a beautiful part of Washington state, home to Indian-preserved land. Elderkin told us, “When Justin sent me a breakdown of what certain parts/lines of the song meant to him I did my best to decode it and curate into something simple, and hopefully the viewer can take from it their own feeling of what the towers represent.” How “simple” could describe such a breathtaking video boggles the mind, but indeed it does. A pure simplicity rings true to the work, with no gimmicks or overt constructionism at play. The video grows organically, breathing additional life into a song that already aurally invokes the senses. Joining the audio now is a stimulating visual experience. Do watch the video above.

Bon Iver also announces a new Towers 12-inch, featuring a cover of John Prine’s “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)” as the b-side. The single is out March 6th and you can pre-order it HERE.

Lastly, Bon Iver joins Feist at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 31st for what is sure to be an amazing show. See full list of dates HERE.

Bon Iver Adds Tour Dates, Performs Live on SNL


It seems SNL made the right choice, at least according to Billboard, who writes, “Saturday Night Live righted its musical ship this weekend with a dreamy, horn-filled set from critical darlings Bon Iver.” Dreamy it was! The nine-piece band played grammy-nominated song “Holocene” and slow-jam rocker “Beth/Rest” beautifully. Happen to see a few of those smiles creep across faces on stage? We sure did! Rightfully so, Bon Iver delivered a set to be proud of and proud, we are.

Here’s an answer to what many have asked for: Bon Iver just added dates to their spring tour. After Australia, the gang comes home to a play a handful of west coast shows; Coachella, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Sasquatch are all on the list! Check out all the stops below! Watch “Holocene” and “Beth/Rest” above!  Read the rest of this entry »

Bon Iver Nominated For Four Grammys

Try to contain your excitment, but last night our very own Bon Iver was nominated for four Grammys! The band was nominated in three of the four General Field categories: Record Of The Year (for “Holocene”), Song Of The Year (“Holocene”), and Best New Artist. They’re also competing for Best Alternative Music Album, going head to head with Radiohead in that category. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated last night and especially to Justin Vernon and company. We are all so incredibly proud.

Bon Iver Session on World Cafe Today!

courtesy of NPR

Oh for goodness’ sake, this is incredible.

Bon Iver recorded a session at the Rare Book Room Studio in Brooklyn for XPN’s World Cafe with David Dye. The whole band records acoustic versions of “Holocene” and “Beach Baby” and Justin does a solo piano version of “Beth/Rest” that will just fucking knock your socks off (or your mandals or your uggs or whatever).

You can check your local listings for broadcast times, but the show will be archived at the World Cafe page.

Pry it open with your love <3

Watch Unofficial Bon Iver “Holocene” Video

 

One of the great aspects of working with Bon Iver is exchanging with Justin Vernon’s fans; their passion and creativity is consistently inspiring. Bon Iver’s music has influenced visual art, song covers, short films and music videos.

Last week we were sent a short fan video by Brisbane, Australia’s Dylan Wiehahn for “Holocene” on the eve of the release of our official music video for the same song by Nabil Elderkin. We were immediately struck by the similarities. Dylan was inspired by New Zealand, and he filmed his younger brother walking around the forests and lakes of Queenstown. For two directors half a world apart, “Holocene” evoked visions of time-lapsed clouds moving over mountains, youth, and brilliant scenes of the natural landscape. It’s a pure coincidence that you can check out for yourself:

The Official “Holocene” Music Video

Unofficial “Holocene” Video

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North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

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