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Chigliak Release First Record, Amateur Love’s “It’s All Aquatic”

We are incredibly excited to see Chigliak’s first release, Amateur Love’s It’s All Aquatic available to the masses. Officially out now on both CD and vinyl, the reissue comes with a special download of unreleased recordings that have come to be known as the Ev Sessions. Minneapolis’ Ev Olcott recorded the session and while the band considers it unfinished, the songs remain a great testament to what could have been.

“What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminate with this record label. Our goal is to release records that hold weight in people’s hearts…Amateur Love became one of the most enigmatic and electrifying bands I have ever known.” – Justin Vernon

Congratulations to Justin Vernon, Amateur Love and the entire Chigliak Family! Order your copy of It’s All Aquatic HERE and listen to “Con/A Sewer/Cat” below!

Justin & Justin: Watch Bon Iver’s Second Appearance on SNL

Last Saturday, Justin Vernon made his second appearance on Saturday Night Live. It all happened only two weeks after performing on the show for the very first time. On this occasion, he attended to play for new parents, Beyonce and Jay-Z, as well as their wee little baby, Blue Ivy Carter; this time, Justin Vernon was actually Justin Timberlake in a hilarious spoof. Playing a guitar he himself fashioned out of a canoe, Justin reworks the words to “Holocene” for a Bon Iver lullaby about muggles? Regardless, White Butler loved it enough for all of us. Watch above!

Justin Vernon and S. Carey in a Jagjaguwar and 4AD Session

Straying from the expected, Justin Vernon and S. Carey give us a breathtaking 4AD and Jagjaguwar session. We’ve been accustomed to seeing Bon Iver as a full, seven-plus member band as of late, but now we get the two in an incredibly intimate and up-close setting. Once a church, Air Studio’s Lyndurst Hall plays home to the session and it proves to be fitting in both atmosphere and aesthetics. Justin and Sean are on piano, facing each other for a five-song performance of choice songs that have led us to be endlessly captured and emotionally evoked. “Rather than layer the sound as on ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’, the focus is on paring back, in part evoking the minimalist approach of contemporary classical music, while remaining true enough to the source material to retain those elements characteristic of Bon Iver.” It’s a must see. Watch above.

Holy Cow! BON IVER WINS TWO GRAMMYS!

Ecstatic. Screams. Happiness. Champagne popping. Rolling on the ground. Falling out of chairs. Pure Bliss. Throw up your J. Smiles. Tears. Pride. All words to describe how we at Jagjaguwar felt and acted last night when it was announced Bon Iver were not one, but two-time Grammy winners. Taking home the award for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album, Justin handled his winnings with grace and we are so incredibly proud of him and all the Bon Iver family. It’s been one hell of a year for the group and we’re only in February. Guess you could say we’re all excited for the future! CONGRATULATIONS BON IVER! Watch video of Justin backstage above!

New Bon Iver Interview with CBC’s Q

 

Jian Ghomeshi, the Terry Gross of Canada, did a super stellar interview with Justin Vernon yesterday morning at CBC’s Q. They spoke about the the various controversies of the past week, the Grammys, Kanye West, and Kathleen Edward’s new album. Justin also performs vocals with The National during their Q performance after the jump!  Read the rest of this entry »

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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