Bon Iver news, photos, videos, etc.

Eaux Claires Announces 2016 Festival Dates

Wed. Oct. 21st, 2015

Eric Christenson

Hot off being named one of the “Top 10 Music Festivals in North America” by Consequence of Sound, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will officially be back in August of 2016 at the festival grounds just outside Eau Claire. The first round of pre-sale tickets goes on sale Thursday, Oct. 22 at 10am CST at www.eauxclaires.com.

Eaux Claires Festival Releases Day-to-Day Lineup

Wed. Jun. 3rd, 2015

Eric Christenson

This week, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival announced which days – July 17 or 18 – the musical acts and art performances from its impressive lineup will fall. As far as time of day, there’s no exact schedule just yet, but $75 single-day general admission passes go on sale at ...

Twin Cities TV News Covers Eaux Claires Festival

Wed. May. 20th, 2015

Mike Paulus

KARE 11 news out of the Twin Cities ran a whopping 6-minute story ("whopping" for a large market news program) last night on the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, featuring a long interview with co-organizer Justin Vernon – and shorter segments with the festival's artistic director Michael Brown ...

Fri. Apr. 17th, 2015

Justin Vernon covers Spoon's "Inside Out"

The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival posted a desolate video that finds its mastermind, Justin Vernon, secluded in a wooded area surrounding his April Base recording studio.

National buzz builds around Eaux Claires

Wed. Feb. 25th, 2015

Mike Paulus

Here's a quick roundup of articles about and lists including the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, all set for July this summer. Please do check out Volume One's own interview with Justin Vernon and Arron Dessner, as well as our infographic ...

Watch Michael Noyce play two new solo songs

Mon. Feb. 23rd, 2015

Eric Christenson

Michael Noyce was 20 years old when he first went on the road with Bon Iver. “… it got big really fast,” Noyce said in a long interview with Fresh Independence. “I was scared, I was so ..."

Photographic proof that Bon Iver is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

Tom Giffey

Yes, you read that right: Bon Iver is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Not as an inductee, mind you – Justin Vernon’s Grammy-winning band will have to wait until 2032 before it’s eligible to be officially enshrined with legends ranging ...

An inside look at Justin Vernon's April Base recording studio

Wed. Nov. 5th, 2014

Eric Koeppel

“I think this is my favorite place to be to make music,” says one of the three members of the British folk group The Staves in a video documenting the recording of their new album at April Base Studios. The mini-documentary provides not ...

Volcano Choir gets you ready for some football

Thu. Aug. 7th, 2014

Thom Fountain

The NFL is upon us, folks. Preseason is kicking off, which leads to the regular season, which leads to the playoffs, which leads to THE PACKERS WINNING THEIR FIFTH SUPER BOWL.

Bon Iver pens new song for Zach Braff film

Mon. Jun. 30th, 2014

Thom Fountain

NPR Music premiered a new song, "Heavenly Father," by Vernon that was recorded for the soundtrack of upcoming feature film Wish I Was Here – a Zach Braff joint.

Six Degrees of Justin Vernon

Thu. Apr. 3rd, 2014

Eric Koeppel

Well, the Confluence Project votes are over, so you know what that means … we can get back to 24/7 Justin Vernon coverage.

Volcano Choir performs 'Byegone' on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Wed. Sep. 11th, 2013

Mike Paulus

Volcano Choir appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (Sept. 10), performing 'Byegone' off their new album, Repave – released just last week. The clip below shows Vernon taking on a somewhat different role with this band than you ...

Volcano Choir: 2nd UWEC show, 'Late Night' appearance

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2013

V1 Staff

We just got word that Volcano Choir's recently announced Eau Claire show in UWEC's Schofield Auditorium on Saturday, October 19 has sold out. But fear not, VC fans – the band's added a second show on Sunday, October 20.

Volcano Choir announces Eau Claire show (and you can win tickets)

Mon. Sep. 2nd, 2013

V1 Staff

Big news. We're excited to break the news that Justin Vernon's new band Volcano Choir is coming to Eau Claire for a show in UW-Eau Claire's Schofield Auditorium on Saturday, October 19, joined by special guest/local band Adelyn Rose.

Mon. Aug. 5th, 2013

The Shouting Matches Live @The Mousetrap (7-31-13)

The Shouting Matches staged a surprise show at The Mousetrap in downtown Eau Claire, Wis. on Wednesday night, July 31. The band – Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Megafaun's Phil Cook and Laarks/Peter Wolf Crier’s Brian Moen ...

Fri. Aug. 2nd, 2013

Volcano Choir - 'Repave' Mini-documentary

A ten minute mini-documentary about the making of Repave – Volcano Choir's new album (Sept. 2013). Volcano Choir includes Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

Volcano Choir releases "Byegone" video, Extended Family playlist

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2013

Eric Koeppel

Gettin’ antsy for the new Volcano Choir record? Luck for you the band recently put out an Extended Family Spotify playlist and a brand spankin' new video for "Byegone" that should help to tide you over until September 3rd.

Blind Boys of ... Wisconsin?

Wed. Jul. 17th, 2013

Eric Koeppel

Well, the forth-coming Volcano Choir album (due September third) is not the only thing Justin Vernon fans have to look forward to this fall. Vernon recently took a seat in the producer’s chair at his April Base studio for the recording of the new ...

Bon Iver tune best song about Wisconsin?

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2013

Eric Koeppel

Esquire recently posted a list of “The Best Songs About the 50 States,” a handpicked compilation of anthems for each of the 50 states. And guess what the pick for Wisconsin was? Darn right, it’s “Minnesota, WI” by Eau Claire’s own Bon Iver.

Justin Vernon announces new Volcano Choir album

Tue. May. 28th, 2013

Thom Fountain

Man, what a morning for Eau Claire music. First, we've got that new Laarks record to listen to and now Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has announced a new record for his collaborative project Volcano Choir.

TODAY: Buy GROWNASS MAN at The Local Store

Tue. Apr. 16th, 2013

V1 Staff

GROWNASS DEALS. Today you can finally pick up new music from Shouting Matches (GROWNASS MAN - $12 CD, $23 vinyl). And today only at The Local Store, purchasing the album will get you 10% off any discs from the band’s other projects ...

Shouting Matches @Coachella (the entire set)

Mon. Apr. 15th, 2013

Mike Paulus

On Saturday, April 12, Shouting Matches played the massive Coachella Music Festival (Indio, California). Shouting Matches is Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Megafaun's Phil Cook and Laarks/Peter Wolf Crier’s Brian Moen. Until this show, the blues rock ...

Mon. Feb. 11th, 2013

Bon Iver at AIR Studios

In early 2012, Bon Iver's record label Jagjaguwar collaborated with 4AD on a live session, featuring Eau Claire's Justin Vernon and Sean Carey – and featuring a heavy dose non-falsetto vocals. in February 2013, the Music Producers Guild awarded ...

The Shouting Matches return to play Coachella 2013

Fri. Jan. 25th, 2013

Thom Fountain, photos by Mike O'Brien

Possibly the most mysterious of Justin Vernon’s array of endeavors and side projects and appearances may see a bit more light this year. The Shouting Matches – the drunken, bluesy duo that has stayed the most local of any of Vernon’s groups ...

Bon Iver goes gold ... twice

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2013

Thom Fountain

Well, this is certainly interesting. Eau Claire’s own hit-maker Bon Iver’s two releases – released two and a half years apart – both were certified gold in this last cycle by the Recording Industry Association of America. Bon Iver, Bon Iver and ...

LISTEN: The Current's all-Eau Claire 'Local Show'

Mon. Sep. 24th, 2012

Mike Paulus

In case you missed last night's broadcast of 89.3 The Current's all-Eau Claire version of The Local Show, you can listen to the little triangle below. The first half of the show had Justin Vernon playing some of his favorite local tracks, most of ...

Listen: Bon Iver remix contest results

Thu. Aug. 30th, 2012

V1 Staff, photos by Marisa Wojcik

As you may have heard, Bon Iver recently ran a contest where fans could remix any of the tracks from Bon Iver, Bon Iver and win up to $10,000 ($1,000 per song), as well as a featured spot on an exclusive Spotify release. You can listen to the ...

Bon Iver Releases Single/Video, Collabs with John Prine

Mon. Feb. 20th, 2012

Emily Anderson

For all of you enthusiasts of Grammy-winning Bon Iver, the Eau Claire natives will be releasing a 12” edition of their single, Towers. Named for the infamous UWEC dorms, Towers is from the group’s sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver. The flip ...

Vernon’s Chigliak Records to re-release Amateur Love on vinyl

Tue. Jan. 10th, 2012

Mike Paulus

It’s still a little early to actually see anything, but Justin Vernon’s Chigliak Records (an imprint label of Jagjaguwar) seems to be getting closer to reality. The label, which promises to re-release some of the area’s most beloved discs of yore...

Eau Claire Grammy Nominations

Wed. Dec. 21st, 2011

Bon Iver’s major-category nominations for this year’s Grammys made us reflect on how Eau Claire has done overall at the prestigous awards ceremony.

Pitchfork names Bon Iver, Bon Iver top album of 2011

Fri. Dec. 16th, 2011

Mike Paulus

Just a quick note to say Pitchfork has christened Bon Iver, Bon Iver as their #1 most favorite album of 2011. They list off their top 50 favorites and right at number one is the "local band" that's received so many accolades as of late, including...

LIMITED: The Local Store has Bon Iver gig posters

Thu. Dec. 15th, 2011

V1 Staff

If you’re looking for an amazing gift for the Bon Iver fan in your family/circle of friends/Friday night Dungeons and Dragons club, The Local Store just got a petite supply of official show posters from the band’s hometown duo of Zorn Arena shows.

Bon Iver superfan attends Eau Claire shows ... from Japan

Tue. Dec. 13th, 2011

Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Shuhei Fujita is an eminent Bon Iver Superfan. He traveled all the way from the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan for Bon Iver’s two homecoming shows at Zorn Arena. n Tuesday night, when Shuhei came in to The Local Store and began asking about local ...

Interview: Justin Vernon

Tue. Dec. 6th, 2011

Trevor Kupfer, photos by D.L. Anderson

the frontman reflects on the Bon Iver tour, being home, and what’s ahead

“I just want to be able to start being more of a part of my community, because for the last four years I haven’t have time, and the 26 years before that I was just trying to become a musician and make...”