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Bon Iver Releases Video for “Calgary” Win a Spot on the Fallon Band Bench

Today Bon Iver released a music video for the first single, “Calgary.” It was written by Justin Vernon and filmed at April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI, directed by Andre Durand and Dan Huiting and produced by Daniel Cummings and Picture Machine Productions. I stopped watching America’s Next Top Model a few years ago, but the woman in the video (Raina Hein) was one of the two finalists in Cycle 14. There is a picture of her spooning the magnificent dog who lives at April Base, Gordon, on her website. Gordon should have a blog. Moving on…

Bon Iver is playing two television shows with the full 9-piece band next week. Monday, June 20th, is a performance on The Colbert Report and Tuesday the 21st (release day!!!) is Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

The Fallon show is offering Bon Iver fans a chance to be close to the performance. If you click on the link below you will be directed to enter the “Band Bench” contest where you win seats on the band benches that surround the stage during the performance. Click here and enter the band code “BIV” in your entry.

One last thing: yesterday I mentioned that Bon Iver was on the cover of the July issue of SPIN. Today that article is now available to read online. Go! Read it!

 

Bon Iver Lands Cover of SPIN

Justin Vernon is on the cover of SPIN‘s July issue! The article is one of the best things ever written about Bon Iver, so go to a place that sells magazines and buy that shit (also available on iPad with an exclusive interview video). The new album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, is coming out in ONE WEEK. Our beautiful pre-order is still up and ready for you.

 

Bon Iver – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

 

 

The touring band for Bon Iver will be 9 members strong and include some of the best humans walking the earth. They are still putting the finishing touches on the live versions of the new Bon Iver, Bon Iver material, so Late Night With Jimmy Fallon offered to have Justin come on and perform the b-side to the “Calgary” 12″ – Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” with a dash of “Nick of Time.” Justin had a sweet couch interview with Jimmy and performed a little medley with Phil Cook on piano.

The interview video doesn’t show this, but it’s pretty awesome – as Justin walked out for his interview, and the Roots played the theme song from Northern Exposure. For all the Bon Iver n00bs – the name originates from an episode of Northern Exposure (one of Justin’s favorite shows). You can see the current cover of Billboard and the future cover of SPIN Magazine in the interview. Has a more GQ dude ever existed?

I was standing at the back of the room and almost passed out. So inspiring and incredible. Tears and hugs, guys, this is a special performance.

After the jump you can see some snaps from yesterday.  Please pre-order the new album HERE.

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GAYNGS Drops by the SPIN Shed at SXSW

Courtesy of SPIN.com

Courtesy of SPIN.com

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AT SPIN.com

I’ve got another video featuring our friend Justin D. E. Vernon with bonus Ryan Olson from SXSW. These GAYNGS-leaders stopped by the SPIN Shed at SXSW to chat with Peter Gaston about the project, which can really be summed up by Justin here as “lightspeed right past ironic and into the awesome zone.”

Okkervil River Unveil Album Artwork and Track List for “I Am Very Far.”

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Above is the artwork for Okkervil River’s new album I Am Very Far, due out on Jagjaguwar May 10. Okkervil River returned to long-time visual collaborator Will Schaff to design the new album artwork. Pitchfork has an interview with Okkervil River front man Will Sheff, discussing the album artwork and the recording process behind I Am Very Far. Pitchfork is also streaming the new non-album track “Mermaid” which is available now as a 12″ vinyl single. Spin Magazine also caught up with Sheff yesterday. There’s a track by track analysis with Sheff on their website, which you can check out HERE. Below you’ll find the complete track listing for I Am Very Far. Stay tuned for more details on the new record coming soon.

I Am Very Far Track Listing:

1. The Valley
2. Piratess
3. Rider
4. Lay of the Last Survivor
5. While Shadow Waltz
6. We Need A Myth
7. Hanging from a Hit
8. Show Yourself
9. Your Past Life As a Blast
10. Wake and Be Free
11. The Rise

Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

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