In the replies, you can watch Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) join The National on stage to perform "Terrible Love" and "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks" at an after-show performance on Saturday at Stubb's in Austin, TX.
Don't expect Justin Vernon to write another Bon Iver record anytime soon. He recently told TripleJ that he doesn't "really write songs anymore." Vernon's other project, Volcano Choir, released its new album, Repave, today.
"I don't really write songs anymore," he said. "The last Bon Iver record was a very 'sitting down with a guitar and writing' kind of record. I really have to be in a specific headspace to even begin to illuminate an idea that would create another Bon Iver record, and I'm just not there. I'm really honoured that Bon Iver gives me a platform to do whatever I want, but there's only so much time you can spend digging through yourself before you become insular. I'm not in...
Both of Bon Iver's albums, For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver, Bon Iver have gone gold. What's interesting is that the albums, released two and a half years apart, crossed the 500,000 mark at basically the same time.
There's a video in the replies where Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips describes the new blood-filled vinyl pressing of The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. Only 10 of these records are being made and they include real-life blood from Ke$ha, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), a couple members of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Chris Martin (Coldplay). Each of the vinyl cost $2,500 and 100 percent of the profits will be donated to the Oklahoma Humane Society and the Academy of Contemporary Music.
According to Astronautalis' facebook page, he has "started a new band this week with my friends Arson Only, S. Carey, and Bon Iver [Justin Vernon]...already finished tracking for the album. so excited about this."
S. Carey will release a new EP titled Hoyas through Jagjaguwar on May 8th. Head to the replies to see him perform in AIR Studios with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver).
01. Two Angles
In a recent interview with Billboard, Justin Vernon said that Bon Iver was asked to play the Grammys if the band collaborated with another artist. Justin said, "...and all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that. We kind of said 'fuck you' a little bit and they sort of acted like they wanted us to play, but I don't think they wanted us to play."