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Will Sheff on Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20

Okkervil River’s Will Sheff has a pair of interviews running right now – great Friday afternoon reading material! First you can catch up with his 5-10-15-20 interview on Pitchfork, where he talks about the music he listened to growing up and which comes with a soundtrack of Van Morrison, Everything but the Girl, Sinead O’Connor and other excellent tunage. Then flip the script & watch him dissect his own tune, “Black,” with Casey Jarman of Willamette Week in their Deep Cuts column.

Cribs: Bon Iver Edition

Actually, just kidding. Not so much Cribs as in cool-old-vet-clinic-that-is-now-a-sweet-recording-studio. To complement the incredible SPIN cover story, David Bevan did a rad video interview (directed by Dan Huiting). April Base, everybody! It’s like being in HEAVEN.

New Bon Iver Interview with Triple J!

Justin Vernon and Zan Rowe of Triple J

Back in March at SXSW we had a terrific secret: there was a new Bon Iver album coming.  Justin did one interview, and one interview only – Australia’s Triple J. Zan Rowe is a tremendous fan and had traveled all the way around the world, so we had to let her in on it.  She recorded a terrific interview to announce Bon Iver, Bon Iver to the listeners on her show – Mornings with Zan. Not surprisingly they spoke about the first song, “Perth,” and Justin’s connection to Australia. The rest of the (very illuminating) interview will likely go live in June.
 

Kanye West + Justin Vernon: Hawaii 10.0

Courtesy of Complex

Courtesy of Complex

Everyone under the music sun with a blog, column or twitter has weighed in with their Kanye West thoughts this week. I have been reading articles and reviews for many hours – searching through video footage, Ivanka Trump’s twitter, cameraphone pictures and glowing reviews.  The dust is settling and a clear picture is emerging of what exactly happened last night.

Part of me wonders if Kanye West fans will listen to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy or look at the film from last night’s show at the Bowery Ballroom and find themselves on this website, wondering who Justin Vernon is.

In that case, welcome!  For the rest of you Bon Iver fans who read this blog anyway, I’ve got tremendous findings including interviews, photographs and youtubes that are insightful, interesting and more than a bit mindblowing.

We put the pussy in a sarcophagus after the jump!

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Wilderness Heart Pre-Order Contest and Free MP3 for “Hair Song”

We have two very exciting Black Mountain announcements this morning!

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First, in an interview with Black Mountain’s Amber Webber, Spinner.com debuted the first track from Wilderness Heart: “The Hair Song.”

Go here to read the article and download the free MP3 for “The Hair Song”

Second, we are so, so excited to share the news that Black Mountain will be performing at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on August 31st.  We are offering fans a chance to go via our Wilderness Heart Pre-Order Contest!

One winner and guest will receive tickets to Black Mountain’s performance at the Knitting Factory in New York City on August 30th, 2010 as well as two Band Bench passes to see Black Mountain perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on August 31st, 2010. Winner will receive $300 (total) towards travel and accommodations.

Click here to Pre-Order Wilderness Heart and be entered to win

All pre-orders (including those who have pre-ordered thus far) will receive the following:
- A full-color poster featuring the Wilderness Heart art (pictured above).  It’s huge! 17″ x 22″
- A download code of the record that will activate on August 31st, two weeks before the official release date (September 14th).
- Entrance in our Wilderness Heart Pre-Order Contest.

Official contest rules after the jump!

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Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

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Brighton, UK - Green Door Store

Small Black
Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House  w/ Washed Out

The Cave Singers
Vancouver, BC - Performance Works  w/ The Nautical Miles

The Cave Singers
Vancouver, BC - Fringe Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Milano, Italy - Circolo Magnolia

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